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Song - Carmenita and Chorus

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Carmenita: When a gent who meets a lady
Has a halo for a 'cadey'
And a tonsure where his top-knot ought to grow,
When her waist he starts a-squeezing,
He might think it very pleasing,
Still it's awkward for the lady, don't you know!
When to cuddle her he rushes,
Though she turns away and blushes,
Still her little heart with true affection thumps;
Single life she may disparage
But she mustn't mention marriage;
She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
Though her little heart with true affection thumps;
She may make a slight suggestion,
But she cannot pop the question,
She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
All: She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
Though her little heart with true affection thumps;
She may make a slight suggestion,
But she cannot pop the question,
She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
   
Carmenita: She would like him for her hubby,
He's so jolly fat and chubby,
And she's sure that he is also good and true;
She can't say in accents jammy:
"Oh be mine, you dear old Tammy!"
For a thing like that a lady mustn't do!
She may sigh and she may tremble
But her love she must dissemble
Though she knows that hearts are quite the best of trumps,
When his love for her he mentions,
She can't ask him his intentions,
She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
Though she knows that hearts are nearly always trumps,
She can make her little plans up,
But she cannot put the banns up,
She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
All: She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
Though she knows that hearts are nearly always trumps,
She can make her little plans up,
But she cannot put the banns up,
She can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
   
Carmenita: So although I love my Tammy,
As I haven't got a mammy
To assist in making up the happy match!
As he cannot do without me,
I must have my wits about me
And must try to bring my Tammy to the scratch.
I must smile upon him sweetly,
Till he's chained to me completely,
For I am not one of Nature's dowdy frumps —
No, indeed, I'm rather fetching,
And we know that love is catching,
So I'll calmly wait and see how Pussy jumps!
I can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
Though I am not one of Nature's dowdy frumps.
When I get my Sunday frock out, I'll
Look a perfect knockout,
Though you only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
All: I can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
Though I am not one of Nature's dowdy frumps.
When I get my Sunday frock out, I'll
Look a perfect knockout,
Though you only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
   
Carmenita: Now they make a lot of fusses
About stopping cabs and 'buses,
Which is awkward for the ladies of today!
For it's really too exciting
If when you are just alighting
The conductor shouts a sudden "Right away!"
Oh, some naughty words you mutter
As you're sitting in the gutter,
Still the Law thinks ladies ought to stir their stumps,
The conductor mustn't stop it,
If he did he'd surely 'cop' it,
So he only waits and see how pussy jumps!
He can only wait and see how pussy jumps!
For a lady now must really stir her stumps!
He may use some language graphic
But he mustn't stop the traffic;
He can only wait and see how pussy jumps!
All: He can only wait and see how pussy jumps!
For a lady now must really stir her stumps!
He may use some language graphic
But he mustn't stop the traffic;
He can only wait and see how pussy jumps!
   
Carmenita: When you wander down an alley
Where the ragamuffins rally
For a little recreation after school,
If at tipcat they are playing
It is foolish to be staying,
For a tipcat's most uncertain as a rule!
Do not give it close inspection,
It may come in your direction,
And a tipcat raises very nasty bumps;
And an interesting stranger
Is decidedly in danger,
If he only waits and see how pussy jumps!
If he only waits to see how pussy jumps!
He may get some very nasty little bumps —
I assure you on my 'civey,'
It may catch you in the 'chivey,'
Though you only wait to see how pussy jumps!
All: If he only waits to see how pussy jumps!
He may get some very nasty little bumps —
I assure you on my 'civey,'
It may catch you in the 'chivey,'
Though you only wait to see how pussy jumps!
   
Carmenita: When in lodgings you're residing,
You may have to take to hiding
All your whiskey and cigars, and things like that;
Though the place coud hardly hold you
When the slavey came and told you
They were taken by the dissipated cat!
Such a tale was past believing
And you felt she was deceiving,
One week's notice would be quite the "ace of trumps,"
But that game you cannot play up
As the rent you cannot pay up,
So you have to wait and see how Pussy jumps!
You can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
Though you see your fine Havanas smoked to stumps!
You may talk just like a cabby
But you cannot kill that tabby!
You can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
All: You can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!
Though you see your fine Havanas smoked to stumps!
You may talk just like a cabby
But you cannot kill that tabby!
You can only wait and see how Pussy jumps!

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