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Lyr Add: The Bargain Hunter (from Gracie Fields)

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Jim Dixon 23 Mar 11 - 04:45 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BARGAIN HUNTER (from Gracie Fields)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 04:45 PM

You can play or download this song at The Internet Archive. It's song #2 on that page. Here's my transcription:

(As usual, I've omitted the patter. There is quite a lot in this recording.)


THE BARGAIN HUNTER
Words and music by Will Hyde & Pat Aza, ©1931.
As sung by Gracie Fields

1. Now I've been out today to some big draper's up the west,
To try and find a bargain, and to do so did my best.
They've got a great big sale on, and on things like that I'm bent.
There was a dreadful crowd there. Now I'm sorry that I went.

CHORUS: I've just come the sale, trying to find a bargain,
Picking up this, picking up that, trying to find a nice new hat.
Pushed all over the shop, my limbs they feel so sore.
Through trying to find a bargain, I've got more than I bargained for.

2. At last I found a decent hat which suited me quite grand,
When all at once, some woman came and snatched it from me hand.
We tugged and tugged and tugged and tugged until it came in half.
And when she wears her portion, well, I bet the folks'll laugh.

CHORUS


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