From Wm. Carlton's [sic] Comedy "The Dude," and Sung at Ford's Opera House by Thatcher, Primrose and West's Mirstrels [sic].
I'm the kind of a swell you see, On Pall Mall or dear Paree; My waist is slim, my pants are tight, They say my togs make my head light, My name was Boggs, but it I changed, To Clarence Vere de Vere Le Grange I'm always in a happy mood, For I'm a bon ton dandy dude.
Chorus. - I'm a swell you plainly see, The other dudes copy me: Though I lisp, I'm never rude. For I'm the model of the dandy dude.
I like the girls, but I admit I don't like the horrid men a bit, I'm the pet of my mamma, And the ladies think I'm lar dee da, From boots to hat I dress au fait, Ain't he immense the ladies' say. When they say he's charming they allude, To the style and turnout of this dude. - Cho.
I love to flirt with the dear girls To tap their chins and muss their curls, A lovely mash I always get, For somehow I'm the ladies' pet, Which they like most I can not say, Whether my good looks or my winning way, I mingle not with the vulgar brood, For I'm a lar dee da dee dee dandy dude. - Cho.
P. J. DENNIS, 455 N. GAY STREET, Baltimore, Md. Publisher of American, English, Irish, Dutch, Negro, Sailor, Soldier, Comic Humorous, College, Sentimental, Social and Religious Choice Selected Standard Songs.
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