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No. 9 - Song - Dr. Brierly - "Jimmy on the Chute."

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Dr. Brierly: Little Jimmy was a scholar, and his aptitude was such
That his parents and preceptors were afraid he'd know too much;
So his Grandmamma said "Bless him! I will take him up to town,
And we'll go to Captain Boyton's and they'll 'Water-Chute' us down."
Oh!
Chorus: Jimmy on the Chute, boys! Won't he have a day?
Going out with Grandma — Granny's getting gay!
Down in half a slap-bang, wet from top to toe —
That's the way they "chute" 'em at the Water show.
   
Dr. Brierly: Now when Jimmy saw that Water-Chute he laugh'd until he cried
Just to see the girls yell out and grab the fellows by their side;
And he said to gentle Grandma,"This will suit me to a T,
When I get up there and have those girls a-grabbing hold of me!"
Oh!
Chorus: Jimmy on the Chute, boys! Won't he have a day?
Going out with Grandma — Granny's getting gay!
Down in half a slap-bang, wet from top to toe —
That's the way they "chute" 'em at the Water show.
   
Dr. Brierly: Then he took his seat with Grandma and they started off all right,
But a pretty girl beside him scream'd,"You'd better hold on tight!"
They were flying down so fast that Jimmy's head began to swim,
So he clawed on to that pretty girl, and she clawed on to him!
Oh!
Chorus: Jimmy on the Chute, boys! Won't he have a day?
Going out with Grandma — Granny's getting gay!
Down in half a slap-bang, wet from top to toe —
That's the way they "chute" 'em at the Water show.
   
Dr. Brierly: But the splash was so terrific that his heart began to quake
As his Grandma turned a somersault and fell into the lake,
So he held on to the pretty girl, and hugg'd her tighter still —
For he thought the world was ended, and he hadn't made his will.
Oh!
Chorus: Jimmy on the Chute, boys! Won't he have a day?
Going out with Grandma — Granny's getting gay!
Down in half a slap-bang, wet from top to toe —
That's the way they "chute" 'em at the Water show.
   
Dr. Brierly: With a boat-hook poor old Grandmamma was fish'd up safe and sound,
But the pretty girl and Jimmy in a close embrace were found;
In their terrible alarm they wouldn't hear of letting go,
And they're hugging one another still for anything I know.
Oh!
Chorus: Jimmy on the Chute, boys! Won't he have a day?
Going out with Grandma — Granny's getting gay!
Down in half a slap-bang, wet from top to toe —
That's the way they "chute" 'em at the Water show.

No. 10 - Waltz

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