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No. 17 - Song - Moonshine - "Did he?"

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Moonshine: A ragged little urchin Wheeled a barrow down the street,
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
And shouted "Shrimps and winkles! Fine and fresh, they can't be beat!"
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
He started as a stow-away, who couldn't pay his fare,
Went all the way to Africa, Came home a millionaire,
And built himself a palace in the middle of Mayfair,
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
Chorus: Wretched little stow-away, couldn't pay his fare,
All the way to Africa, a modern millionaire,
Moonshine: Grew himself a comic nose, they're all the fashion there.
Chorus: Did he?
Moonshine: I think he did!
   
Moonshine: He built himself a racing yacht, the fastest thing afloat,
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
He said "Sir Thomas Lipton never owned so good a boat,"
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
He challeng'd for a trophy, and he ask'd his friends to sup,
He made them all a stirring speech, His fighting blood was up;
He said "It takes some doing, but I mean to lift the cup,"
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
Chorus: Wretched little stow-away, couldn't pay his fare,
All the way to Africa, a modern millionaire,
Moonshine: Only came in second but he swore he didn't care.
Chorus: Did he?
Moonshine: I think he did!
   
Moonshine: He bought himself a motor car, and said he'd learn to drive,
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
He gave his friends a premium if he brought them home alive,
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
One day he struck a farm-yard where he made the yokels laugh,
He dash'd into a flock of geese, And cannon'd off a calf;
He crucified a turkey, and he cut a pig in half,
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
Chorus: Bought himself a motor car, said he'd learn to drive,
Gave his friends a bonus if he brought them home alive;
Moonshine: Motor cost a thousand and he'll sell the bits for five!
Chorus: Will he?
Moonshine: I think he will!
   
Moonshine: He had a taste for politics and got upon his legs,
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
And made a speech at Aylesbury forgetting ducks laid eggs,
Chorus: Do they?
Moonshine: I think they do!
Free Trade was all his battle-cry, to Cobden he was true;
The rustics came to hear him and the addled eggs came too!
And now he thinks that Joseph's sure to get his measure through,
Chorus: And will he?
Moonshine: I think he will!
Chorus: Joseph has a secret which I've promised not to tell.
This is why he's resting in the country for a spell,
Moonshine: Latest bulletin: my child and I are doing well.
Chorus: Are they?
Moonshine: I think they are!
   
Moonshine: He met a little lady with a wealth of golden hair,
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
She'd lost her railway ticket, Would he kindly pay the fare,
Chorus: And did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
She started with the story of the way she'd lost her purse,
A tale with variations, sometimes better, sometimes worse,
The sequel's rather funny but the Censor stopp'd the verse.
Chorus: Did he!
Moonshine: I think he did!
Chorus: Lovely little lady with a crown of golden hair,
Looking just as innocent as she was young and fair.
Moonshine: Said that her ambition was to wed a millionaire,
Chorus: And did she?
Moonshine: I b'lieve not!

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