The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7487   Message #979381
Posted By: Jim Dixon
08-Jul-03 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Eleven More Months and Ten More Days
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra recorded a version that spans both sides of a 78-rpm record. Mostly the lyrics are the same as the ones I posted above, but with a few words changed, e.g. football instead of baseball, stealing a goal instead of stealing a base. It also had 3 more verses. (I don't think it matters much where you insert them.) There are a couple of doubtful phrases:

I've lived here forty years. It doesn't seem a day too much.
There ain't no palace in the land I'd swap for My Old Dutch.
Now for a song to tell about the jolly life we know,
And when we get to the chorus, boys, sing up and let it go.

They put a nice young fellow in the electric chair one day.
They asked him if he'd anything that he would like to say.
"I've always been a gentleman," said he, "and I insist, (?)
If there's a lady present, I'd like to give her my seat."

[In a mock-female voice:]
The warden said to me today, "How would you like a ride?"
"I think I'd like it awfully much, but do you think it wise?"
"How'd you like to wave my hair (?) just once or twice a week?"
I said, "What do you take me for?" and he kissed me on the cheek!