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Thread #2777   Message #75869
Posted By: Dale Rose
05-May-99 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Goodbye Liza Jane
Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD BYE ELIZA JANE (Sterling, Von Tilzer
It was interesting to me that you renewed this thread, since just yesterday I was looking at the sheet music, and thinking I should post the original lyrics. You stirred me into action, so here they are. Charlie, of course, had his own way of doing them!

Good Bye Eliza Jane
Words by Andrew B. Sterling, Music by Harry Von Tilzer, 1903.

Look a' here, Liza, listen to me;
You ain't the gal you promised to be;
Didn't you say you always would be true, oo, oo, oo, oo?
You went a driving with Mister Brown;
Now I'm the laughing stock of the town;
Folks say that I was crazy to trust you, oo, oo, oo, oo.
Throw up my hands babe, I'se gwine to go;
Can't stand the blow; I loved you so;
I was the good thing while I had the "dough"
Now I must whisper low:

Chorus:
"Good bye, Eliza Jane, I'm gwine a' for to leave you!
Well, you'll know when I go,
that I was the fellow with the "dough, dough, dough;"
so I'm gwine for to sing a little song,
And travel a long, just travel a long
Wish you good day, Babe, I'm on my way, Good bye Eliza Jane."

Look a' here, Liza, take off those rings;
Dig in that trunk, gal; hand me those things;
I'm gwine to take the clothes I paid for, too, oo, oo, oo, oo!
Cough up that old gold watch, and de chain;
Wants that umbrella, cause it might rain;
Ask Mister Brown to fix you up all new, oo, oo, oo, oo.
Rent time is here, babe; landlord today;
I'll be away; who's gwine to pay?
P'r'aps Mister Brown will if he's a jay,
Once more to you I say:

Chorus

If you want to see the sheet music, just go to Good Bye, Eliza Jane at the Duke site.