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No. 15 - Song - Daisy - "The Gay Tom-Tit"

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Daisy: A Tom-tit lived in a tip-top tree,
And a mad little, bad little bird was he;
He'd bachelor tastes, but then, oh dear!
He'd a gay little way with the girls, I fear!
Now a Jenny Wren lived on a branch below,
And it's plain she was vain as ladies go,
For she pinch'd her waist and she rouged a bit
With a sigh for the eye of the gay Tom-tit!
She sighed "Oh my!"
She sighed "Ah me!"
While the Tom-tit sat in his tree-tree-tree
And she piped her eye a bit
For love of that gay Tom-tit
And she piped her eye a bit, bit, bit
For love of the gay Tom-tit-tit-tit.
Chorus: And she piped her eye a bit
For love of that gay Tom-tit
And she piped her eye a bit, bit, bit
For love of the gay Tom-tit-tit-tit.
   
Daisy: She saw that her rouge did not attract
So she tried to decide how next to act;
She donned a stiff collar and fancy shirt
And she wore, what is more, a divided skirt.
Then she bought cigarettes and a big latch-key,
And she said "He'll be led to notice me"
But she found her plan didn't work one bit
For he sneer'd, as I fear'd, did that gay Tom-tit!
He sneer'd "Oh my!"
He sneer'd "Oh lor!"
What on earth has she done that for, for, for?
And he wink'd his eye a bit
That giddy and gay Tom-tit
And he wink'd his eye a bit, bit, bit,
That giddy and gay Tom-tit-tit-tit.
Chorus: And he wink'd his eye a bit
That giddy and gay Tom-tit
And he wink'd his eye a bit, bit, bit,
That giddy and gay Tom-tit-tit-tit.
   
Daisy: "Alas, no more" said the poor young wren,
"Will I ape the shape of the heartless men"
So she flung cigarettes and big latch-key
With a plop from the top of that great green tree.
And she wouldn't use rouge or pinch her waist,
But she dress'd to the best of a simple taste;
Then she learnt to cook and to sew and knit
"What a pearl of a girl" said the gay Tom-tit!
Said he "Good day!"
Said she "How do?"
They were very soon friends, those two, two, two
And I'm bound to say in a bit
She married that gay Tom-tit,
And I'm bound to say in a bit, bit, bit,
She married that gay Tom-tit-tit-tit.
Chorus: And I'm bound to say in a bit
She married that gay Tom-tit,
And I'm bound to say in a bit, bit, bit,
She married that gay Tom-tit-tit-tit.


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