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Thread #165308 Message #3964390
Posted By: Jim Dixon
02-Dec-18 - 08:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs of Mr. Flotsam and Mr. Jetsam
Subject: Lyr Add: THE ALSATIAN AND THE PEKINESE
You can hear this at YouTube.
THE ALSATIAN AND THE PEKINESE
As recorded by Mr Flotsam & Mr Jetsam, 1928.
In a Lambeth park was heard the bark
Of a pampered Pekinese.
From across the way came the loud deep bay,
An Alsatian if you please.
A funny little mongrel cocked his ear
And said: “Somehow to me it appears
An Alsatian frightens all the folk
And a Pekinese is a canine joke,
So I'd rather be just what I am.
I’m no thoroughbred and don’t give a—”
“—a rap for anybody.”
“Well, well,” growled the big Alsatian.
“What does he say?” cried the Pekinese.
“He says that he doesn’t give a something for anybody.”
Funny little mongrel busied with his fleas.
In that selfsame park, some men cried: “Hark!
What on earth is all that din?”
“Some boys are beyond their depth in the pond
And one of them’s fallen in.”
The funny little mongrel cried: “What’s up?
I’ve nothing to do and I'm nobody’s pup,
But where the brave Alsatian hound?
And where that Pekinese to be found?
A pedigree’s fine but on the level,
A kid is drowned so go to the—”
“—rescue, won’t you?”
“What’s that?” growled the big Alsatian.
“Have you heard the news?” cried the Pekinese.
That wretched little low-down mongrel pup
Swam out to the lad and held him up.
By the collar of his coat he held him(?) so,
And they’re giving him the dog’s own DSO,
And the mother of the child has offered him a home
For as long as he may please.
“Well, well!” said the big Alsatian. Woof! Woof!
“Isn’t it a scream?” (squeak, squeak) sighed the Pekinese.