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Douglas and His Dinah

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Music arr. by A. Cull
SONG or DUET, AND CHORUS FOR MALE VOICES.

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1. Far off in a western state there lives a man,
Whose highest delight, is to plot and to plan;
His name it is Douglas, as I have been told,
And he is a giant, both valiant and bold.
[Chorus]
Singing turali, turali, turalali,
Singing turali, turali, turalali.
Singing turali, turali, turalali,
Singing turali, turali, turalali.

2. This Douglas did bring up a daughter so fair,
Her cheeks were like roses, like sunbeams her hair
Her name it was Squatter, as I have been told,
And he wrote on her forehead, this girl's to be sold.
[Chorus]
Singing turali, turali, turalali,
Singing turali, turali, turalali.
Singing turali, turali, turalali,
Singing turali, turali, turalali.

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3. First came up to buy her, a gov'ner of fame,
And he was a soft - shell, and Seymour his name;
He patted her cheek, and her hand he did press,
And he bid, but he lost her, never - the - less. -- Chorus.

4. Then up came an old man, his hair white as snow,
And he quoted the Scriptures with eloquence too,
He looked at the lady, and dropped on his knees;
She said, "Mr. Dickinson, wait, if you please." -- Chorus.

5. Then up came a young man to the manor born,
He was ungallant, and passed her with scorn;
His name it was Breck, and he lived at the South,
And he pulled her soft hair, and slapped her sweet mouth. -- Chorus.

6. Then up came a statesman from old Tennessee,
And he smiled, and she squat right down on his knee;
His name it was Bell, and his hand she did squeeze,
But he said, "My dear girl, not yet, if you please." -- Chorus.

7. Then up came a soldier from Texas afar,
He waved a small banner lit up with a star;
His name it was Houston, if I do not err,
He wanted her lands, but he didn't want her. -- Chorus.

8. Then up came a bachelor, a hater of girls,
He swore she had glass eyes, and false were her curls,
He hated her father, he hated her too --
His name it is Jimmy Buchanan you know. -- Chorus.

9. Then up came a May - or, his name it is Wood,
He was bashful at first, but the girl looked so good;
He was conquered at last by her magical charms,
Then she jilted her lover, and fled from his arms. -- Chorus.

10. So Douglas will keep his dear daughter, 't is said,
She may go to a Convent, and die an old maid;
But she never can Squat in the President's Chair,
Though her cheeks are like roses, like sunbeams her hair. -- Chorus.

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