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Thread #120470   Message #2620672
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
28-Apr-09 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Old Brown's Daughter (from Peter Bellamy)
Subject: Lyr Add: OLD BROWN'S DAUGHTER (from Peter Bellamy)
OLD BROWN'S DAUGHTER (From Peter Bellamy)

There's an ancient party at the other end of town
He keeps a little chandler's shop, his ancient name is Brown
He has a lovely daughter, such a treat I never saw
By jingo I should like to be that old chap's son-in-law.

cho: Old Brown's daughter she's a proper sort of girl,
    Old Brown's daughter she's as fair as any pearl,
    I wish I were a Lord Mayor, a Marquis or an Earl
    I'm blowed if I wouldn't marry old Brown's girl.

Old Brown in his shop sells anything you please
He sells treacle, wood, buns and soap, and lollipops and cheese
Miss Brown she minds the counter, it's a treat to see her serve
I'd like to run away with her but I haven't got the nerve.

cho: Old Brown's daughter she's a proper sort of girl,
    Old Brown's daughter she's as fair as any pearl,
    I wish I were a Lord Mayor, a Marquis or an Earl
    I'm blowed if I wouldn't marry old Brown's girl.

Old Brown is often troubled with the gout,
He grumbles in his little parlour when he can't get out
Miss Brown she smiles so sweetly when she hands to me my change
She makes me feel so galvanised I feel so very strange

cho: For old Brown's daughter she's a proper sort of girl,
    Old Brown's daughter she's as fair as any pearl,
    I wish I were a Lord Mayor, a Marquis or an Earl
    I'm blowed if I wouldn't marry old Brown's girl.

Miss Brown she smiles so sweetly when I say a tender word
But Brown says she must marry a marquis or a lord,
I don't suppose that ever one of those swells I shall be
But by Jingo next election I shall put up as MP.

cho: 'Cause Old Brown's daughter she's a proper sort of girl,
    Old Brown's daughter she's as fair as any pearl,
    I wish I were a Lord Mayor, a Marquis or an Earl
    I'm blowed if I wouldn't marry old Brown's girl.

As sung by Peter Bellamy
DRO