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No. 7 - Song - Gen. Knickerbocker and Chorus

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Knickerbocker: To song and dance I thought her
Light steps had hither brought her,
Although I've strictly taught her
To ask me as she ought
or, shall, yes shall, yes shall.
Be a Knickerbocker's daughter,
Now vainly, vainly have I sought her,
For she rebels. Oh, when I've caught her,
She shall live on bread and water.
Chorus: Bread and water!
Oh, she must live on bread and water.
   
Knickerbocker: Now, when I was a boy,
Woman without alloy
Ne'er thought of disobeying,
Nor ever thought of saying
She would and that she wouldn't,
She could and that she couldn't,
But gentle, modest, coy,
'Twas when I was a boy.
Chorus: 'Twas all serene like a calm sea-scene, with a sailor's ship ahoy.
Ahoy, ahoy, ahoy.
'Twas all serene, like a canned sardine,
That was canned for the Siege of Troy,
Oh, 'twas when I was a boy.
   
Knickerbocker: Oh, she was soft and shrinking,
And never thought of thinking,
But had it all done for her,
By her superior adorer,
Whose knowledge elemental,
Statistic, transcendental,
Filled her with proudest joy,
'Twas when I was a boy.
Chorus: 'Twas all serene like a calm sea-scene, with a sailor's ship ahoy.
Ahoy, ahoy, ahoy.
'Twas all serene, like a canned sardine,
That was canned for the Siege of Troy,
Oh, 'twas when I was a boy.
   
Knickerbocker: But all of a snap this being,
So docile and agreeing,
Has turned into a lion,
The mastery to try on.
And tells me in a flutter
My lord must skip the gutter.
Such words she'd ne'er employ,
Now, when I was a boy.
Chorus: 'Twas all serene like a calm sea-scene, with a sailor's ship ahoy.
Ahoy, ahoy, ahoy.
'Twas all serene, like a canned sardine,
That was canned for the Siege of Troy,
Oh, 'twas when I was a boy.

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