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Lyr Req: It Ain't All Honey and It Ain't All Jam

GUEST,Allen Lewis Rickman 05 Jan 10 - 08:40 PM
GUEST,Allen Lewis Rickman 05 Jan 10 - 08:47 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Jan 10 - 11:16 PM
Anglo 07 Jan 10 - 12:13 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'it ain't all honey, & it ain't all jam'
From: GUEST,Allen Lewis Rickman
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 08:40 PM

Anybody have the lyric for this? (Vesta Victoria recorded it.)
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'it ain't all honey, & it ain't all j
From: GUEST,Allen Lewis Rickman
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 08:47 PM

Never mind, I just found it -- thanks anyway. (Hooray for the Lester Levy collection at Johns Hopkins!)


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT AIN'T ALL HONEY AND IT AIN'T ALL JAM
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 11:16 PM

Here's my transcription from the sheet music at The Levy Collection:


IT AIN'T ALL HONEY AND IT AIN'T ALL JAM
Written and composed by Fred. Murray and Geo. Everard.
London: B. Feldman & Co.; New York: Leo Feist; 1906.
"Sung by Miss Vesta Victoria."

1. With my lovely husband today I landed here,
By a cheap excursion train because it wasn't dear.
Left me at the station, told me not to fret,
While he went to look for rooms. He's looking for 'em yet.
That's exactly twenty hours ago.
I thought somehow he wasn't coming back,
But when I do lay hold of him, there's going to be some fun.
I only what to get upon his track.

CHORUS: It ain't all honey and it ain't all jam,
Pushing round the houses a three-wheel "Pram,"
All on my lonesome, not a bit to eat,
Walking about on my poor old feet.
My old man, if I could find him, a lesson I would give.
Poor old me, I haven't got a key, and I don't know where I live.

2. Fancy, twenty hours, and I haven't had a drink.
I feel inclined to push the P'rambulator down a sink,
But I think the best thing for baby, pretty lamb,
Is shove it on the parish, then I think I'll pawn the "Pram."
He's done this thing many times,
Ran away and left me, what a life!
I'll bet while I'm a-walking round a-looking after him,
He's looking after someone else's wife.

3. When I wed my husband, I thought it jolly fine.
Told me all my life that I should have the best of wine,
But on me, for champagne, he's never spent a "quid."
The only wine that I get is the "whining" of the "kid."
It ain't fair. No fare for the train have I.
I'll have to walk. I haven't got a "cent."
I'm fifty mile away from home, but when I do get there,
I'll take a lodger in to pay the rent.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'it ain't all honey, & it ain't all j
From: Anglo
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 12:13 PM

It was recorded by the New Victory Band, who added it as a bonus live track to the CD release of One More Dance And Then, originally released as an LP in 1987, on Topic. Highly recommended.


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