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Lyr Add: Come before Breakfast (1909)

Jim Dixon 08 Nov 09 - 11:32 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: COME AFTER BREAKFAST (1909)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 11:32 AM

Some friends of mine quoted from this song last night, and it was unfamiliar to me, so I looked it up:

From Brown University Library:

The big surprise comic coon song hit introduced by the favorite comedian S. H. Dudley in "His Honor the Barber"

By James Tim Brymn, Chris Smith and James Burris.
New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., 1909.

1. Old Jasper Green, the deacon of a church down South Car'line,
He had a way of vis'ting folks along 'bout eating time.
The other day while on the street, he met Aunt Mandy Lou,
And said, "Sometime tomorrow, I'm gwine to call on you."
She said, "Call 'round most any day; it makes no difference,
But these few words I've got to say right here in self defense:

CHORUS: "Come after breakfast, bring 'long your lunch, and leave 'fore supper time.
If you do that, I'm positive that I will treat you fine;
For ev'rybody's welcome at my house, whether in rain or shine,
If they come after breakfast, bring 'long their lunch, and leave 'fore supper time."

2. The Women's Christian Temp'rance Union met last Tuesday night.
Aunt Mandy said if she could join that she'd feel out of sight.
They wrote Aunt Mandy telling her that "We accept your hand.
We also think a meeting now at your house would be grand."
Aunt Mandy said, "You're just as welcome as the flow'rs in May,
But as the food is so high now, these words I'm forced to say: CHORUS

3. The President while traveling once came to Dixieland.
The folks they flocked for miles around to shake him by the hand.
Aunt Mandy she pushed through the crowd and said, "Who can it be?
Why all the folks are cheerin' more than for our Booker T!"
The President said, "I may call on all before I go."
Aunt Mandy said, "Before you call at my house, you must know: CHORUS

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