CRAMER'S VOCAL GEMS No. 30. 12 COMIC SONGS CONTA1N1NG- TI1K CROSS OLD BACHELOl!. JOCK O' THE MILL. POLLEE-WOLLEE-HAMA. CHICKABOO I'M LIVELY POMPEY JONES. A NURSERY LEGEND. I WOULD I WERE LORD MA YOU. LORD LOVEL. FANNY GREY. BEN BATTLE. THE CORK LEG. GILES SOROGGINS' GHOST. PRICE SIXPENCE. LONDON : CRAMER AND CO. LIMITED, 201, REGENT STREET, W. and SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO. Swift & Co., Regent Press, King Street, Regent Street, \V. 1 COMIC SONGS. THE CROSS OLD BACHELOR. Words by EDWARD FITZBALL, Esq. Allegro ma non troppo presto. Music by HERBERT RODWELL. Piano. g^^ — — i— i- — «.J— h — «— + — «•-) — i- — «— i- — el, 1 — izrri- -. ^j i 1 1 cres. ^ 5 &r+- ?— —^L gr5£?-^r?-^g -I- 4- ,-F F- ^L*'* s *=£ =K=qv 5± -p — =i— p- )ti^=ff=»=rp= i^tcrfc: r * j S— l*- -p» — >« — pi — f Of all the mischievous I things in life, Such a one may I ne'er :*_*zri 23 I „ *—+ h £=mz -*EE*E3E^ =P =3: "» 0—0~ P P. I I T t t » 2£ o x; F="^ =3=£ Hl^§ -k © — h* =rt=S=qs= I s =t ^=^: qP= g J— J- r; g — p— 1>>— [ ^ i/ - catch, oh lor! For gos - sip, for chat-ter, for tu- mult, and strife, As a stin - gy, stin - gy, t t m £^ ^E£ SI f p i-gg^s I T t VOL. III. 122 CRAMERS VOCAL GEMS. V :s=q*= ^=£- n i — cross old ba - che - lor, stin gy, stin - gy, cross old ba - che - lor. 1 -9- P- 1 3 p:-r£=p: =fc*=£ zm^ttzmz z^—P-^r. He prys in -to this, he peeps in - to that ; =^ :«=3: i*" «8*" «>*" ffi*~ *^ Ifaa pj-^g 1ST) f ^=1 =*:=£: zpzr^ ±^P= -=1 — P- ^=2t *=t *• g P g fc*=tz= His will must be fol-low'd,his word must be law; He snarls at the chil-dren, ) m T *■ -*s^r — *z-a *z^& — tj* 53e m ^E :i=« i =F -P=5 S 3=U; dt fc£ ^7 >- "y^'g~ g: &=&=& -3— p- St=^r he kicks the torn cat, The spite - ful, fright -ful, f T f tiy^r-y ■+ — +- 3: 8 =g- ?£-(« 2^£ -. i i- P # £=^F -b= — r _, ■»;-«£ - »g- *g- <*g- 3E^- I g 8 s T* — s -p-r-^ 53 ^Eji THE CEOSS OLD BACHELOR. 123 -STar :p=P F— F — «- u u g t3C old ba-che-lor, spite - ful, fright - ful ba - cbe-lor. all the mis-cbievous t ^Pfeg=F=L^ =i- =K=S S *=*=m *=?- J=J * v m things iu life, Such a one ne'er may I catch, oh lor! For gos - sip, for chat-ter, for - ! i -£-- N— -K — fc — - -W=£z ?=2-- ^ V tu- mult, and strife, As a stin - gy, stin - gy, cross old ba-che-lor, stin - gy, stin - gy, ! ^=^ SE -F-^r=i*=3=f> m -£-^-0- f^=1E £^~[ =£fe • & 3==£ 2. To nice young men who would early wed, Prates he of trouble for lack of gold, And calculates wedlock at so much per head, Arid swears that wives do nought but scold, The stingy, spiteful, cross old bachelor, If I had my way — but poor women have not— A scarecrow I'd make him, hung up in the straw, By all the old maids in the town to be shot, The spiteful, frightful, spiteful old bachelor. Of all the mischievous things in life, Such a one may I ne'er catch, oh lor! For gossip, for chatter, for tumult and strife, As a stingy, stingy, cross old bachelor. a 2 124 CRAMER S YOCAL GEMS. JOCK O' THE MILL. Words by WILLIAM BROUGH. Allegro vivace. Piano. ^ -*-•:£- Music by T. GERMAN REED. #-■:£" -*- 3: S£ S -€- -«- s s al -«£- ^^ ^^^E^j^j^ v^^ faj^$=g^^ = p^-^^ ^ |i-*J^ \ is 4— -1— J~\ -0- •■ 1st i ^ - h BS / ^ ^^g^^^g^^^g H-M 1 i 5==^: 3?^± =&= :«tafc =g -fr— | =g? ^Ig^li ==£=* Wha's com - in' o'er the hill ? wha's com-in' here ? Las - sie, why smile ye sae, -3=3-* ?=^ 3S ¥ zzzz — =fc=l ^=rf ^— -5 ^=^ ffi -=!=§- 3^ =3=: =?-- P mZ/. a tempo. ^m= ^}=*t S be* =^= — ~y EEE as he draws near? 'Tis nae your fa - ther, lass, wrinkled and grey ; m -« — ! — ^ c E23==r£=± coRa roce. ^ -I- ±=^Z E =te — 5Z3-z-=t^- -=J=3-^ : JOCK THE MILL. 125 rail. a tempo. 'Tis nae your bro-ther, lass — why smile ye colla voce. sae? See where he's com-in' now, ad lib. =s> : 3* 3=* =g£ down frae the hill! Wha is't ? — I ken him, now, — 'tis Jock the mill. w ^y ■3=x * colla voce. f f *= -^~- -=t at f The note to be held on by the voice with a nasal sound in imitation of the bag-pipes. m==^~ ^r- -&- *& ^= Sc ^t 4> rj ^^^L^- E^:^ * II S3=t SS#J / SS -«« •it of? t= =t= * £: -£2- t=t s .-*-•-*- ist J ^ Kg rfc^S £ ft±= ^ £=^=3: ff ^ 5:§»^ ggF= g -> ^=E What brings him o'er the hill ? — what brings him here ? Corn ye have none to sell, lassie, I fear ; 'Tis nae to market, lass, eomes he this way. Ken ye his errand, lass ? — why smile ye sae ? See where he's comin' now, down frae the hill ! What is't that brings ye here, Jock o' the mill ? What news frae o'er the hill ? — what news d'ye bring? Lassie, why smile ye sae, seeing that ring ? — 'Tis nae wi' jewels, lass, brilliant and gay — Plain, simple, golden, lass — why smile ye sae ? What is't he whispers now ? — points o'er the hill — What ! ye'll gae back wi' him ? — wi' Jock o' the mill 1 12G CRAMERS VOCAL GEMS. POLLEE - WOLLEE - HAMA. Allegretto. By the Author of " Ka-foozle-um." Piano. 1 3s=£ :Sr ¥=$ >->--»— 5 atz*- J__S— In— ^ ^=*r *=■ ± i J^^r 1. With -in that east-ern isle that you May know is call'd Ja - pan, m +-tf£fr % Ee 5 ^=r XX* "*i— i- 3=^ ^— 3- «=9f / /? S * * * :g: * ttfc ■ y-i-*- CfM. ^y ^p^N — E — t»>-=ivzg^JzEj ^S=«E K S fc 3±3t ?±2=3=3t=J. S^S sid-ed once the brown Pooh-Pooh, The great two-sworded man ; Of all the braves was none more grand, Or ( cr ? r*v - i^r ^= 1 fc£ ^=S= #q e 5i=S= &=J=Mz 2-1* ^£ ^1 ^rgW=g=^^=± IT M " 1|r * bet - ter known to fame, He lov'd a mai-den of that land, Whose pleasant sounding name Was ! ftf & tF **=£ fe^ 22" =^ 3 POLLEE-WOLLEE-HAMA. 127 ■> — V- 5=*c 1 -ft * be J*=3=it- £=£= £=£ -I- :rft_JJ-fe-^=^=q^ *zr«!z:*= :*=ii g-g-g-£ Pol-lee-Wol-lee- Ha - ma - No - go - So - ki, Pollee, who her lov - era us'd to tease, Slo-py of the eyes, a =i 1 — i^FF 1 ^ — ! — F -0- -9- -•- ~«h -a- -•- '- £ =*=3£^l m JS. * ^=g: ^=€ :i 3e § =*i y Chorus. 5 ^t ^=S= 9-- g=gzg=fc£z *3&%=&&*=*- 3^^ J^- fcp&r&rzS^iziv flat-nosed beau-ty, Pol-lee-Wol-lee, jol - ly Ja- pan - ese. Pol-lee-Wol-lee-Ha-ma - No - go - So ■ -ft- ■#- ki, f»=F^=|S= -> K- *=q ■$=£zzg=Lg=ze .&—& SzzJS fr- g— g — g— g^ — ^ ~ Det^=S=r*=szzb*: Pol-lee, who her W - ers us'd to tease, Slo-py of the eyes, a fiat-nos'd beau ty. 2. Her face was like a pancake flat, And round as the full moon ; She'd such a many lovers that They worried the Tycoon. At last that mighty potentate Proclaim'd a trial wide, Who prov'd of top-spinners most great, Should win the dainty bride. Chorus. — Sweet Pol-lee, &c. 3. The lists were rais'd, the sports begun, The suitors strove with zest ; A thousand whirling tops were spun, But Pooh-Pooh's whirl'd the best, " Enough !" cried the Tycoon, " 'twill do, The pride of all Japan I give unto the brown Pooh-Pooh, The great two-sworded man !" Chords. — Sweet Pol-lee, &c. 4. But Skink, the minstrel, gaz'd apart Upon the maiden's grace; He vow'd to win her virgin heart, And stole unto her place. He struck low chords and sang soft words ; She yielded to his arts, And fled with him across the hillfl That lie in those rum parts. Chorus. — Sweet Pol-lee, &c. 5. When Pooh-Pooh found his promis'd match Was laid upon the shelf, He tried the happiest despatch Upon his noble self. But failing solace thus to take, He bungl'd with the knife, And only got a stomach-ache, Which lasted all his life. Chorus. — Oh ! Pol -lee, &c. 128 CRAMER S VOCAL GEMS. CHICKABOO. Words by EDWARD FITZBALL. Allegretto. .— Music by M. W. BALFE. Piano. i =s=£q 3i ^=rpn ^t=:*: ssSj- g** g £ -g^te* 3: frrpH w Pri r -H-K 1 it S_ 1. Zam-bo born in q*= 1 £gj ,» » « - » i *** *> l »p -I 1- *^ s fr T -K- =K=f£: =S==1^: ^=*= =^=q= :*z=^: S=*: ne - gro land, Pret - ty boy so hand-some grow, What him ail no un - der-stand, :=jt ^F -1 1 * 1 *!^— I =S==V ^-: :S ^: T §H=3eee ? L; i — SEE ^=3 — 3— => - q-^q *"-^- ■=r ^: 3 1 :*=ft :£=£=£=£ i- *=*-<?=*- Fall in lub fall in lub with Chicka - boo. m £EEE!zE!E s^ 3 ^=s 5e :?*§ab: H*£*b^»-^ =e= rm p rpr=pE ^ P^3E SE£ CHICKABOO. 129 hf, f - » * |S= §=^ ^t=M I Chick - a - boo, oh, beau - ty ere - ter, Skin like ra - ben, teeth like snow, In green-wood, by t -+=J- 4>=J-- ga^gplEfe moonligbt, Zam-bo Dance wid her de chouka - tow. r^ m szzw=W- Ieeses *J r—\~ -e—t-ft -■£=*■ -H b== :*=£ Ob ! ah ' _ g:g--g s y-,_ sweet cboukatow ! EBE=Efc t?: ^ W[#* EH '^ i — r &^=z $ =fi *-*: ob Chicka - boo ! Zambo wed, and soon appeary Little Zambo, tree, one, two ; Like deir fader, berry handsome, One was leetle Cbickaboo. In de cabin had you seen 'em, Yen at night plantation hoe, One 'bove toder, fader, moder, Dancing all de choukatow. Oh ! ah ! sweet choukatow ! &c. 3. White man come wid big long gun, Zambo go shoot cockatoo, Pleas'd, him run home, find bad massa Kun away vid Cbickaboo. But if sad tear from him eye fall, Zambo for one drop drink two ; And, wid bottle for him chum-chum, Dancy still de choukatow. Oh ! ah ! sweet choukatow ! &c. G 3 130 CRAMERS VOCAL GEMS. I'M LIVELY POMPEY JONES. Words by JOSEPH SULLIVAN. Music by CHARLES BLAMPHIN. *=#=*> ■¥■ ^~^~~1 :*=fi m p^=g 5 W-J— J-L ^=*=g S=pc Piaho. I aHbft & _SuS:_* *e=* S^s fas — tn b«- -l» » — » * IE ^*= s W=f=f^ -1— p- t7 *z=t V J » 1. When first to Richmond town I came, The 1 P f , ' ( * ^ S^^^ ■v- ■|- co- lour'd men they all look'd glum. My eyes so bright, and teeth so white, Were ev' - ry nig - ger I -*-*- E£ CJ -g j —y-i-gt -n-_ -#•-*--*--#- r* 3 — =r- j^_La» — mi ■JT-- 1 ^E^ -g-*gr g; 3 — =1— :g ¥$ g= g— g-^ g: -£=fc g 1 ft^-r i r, r i ^ i I n ! — g t-^ :?E=:ie=3E 3*=8*: A =*=f£ ft* 1 r *=*=w j*=j =& 3c± =t ,1's delight. When on the ole ban -jo I play, Oh, how I steal their hearts a - way: For to -fe* ft=t =T S I g=^^^=p ^ =^=g s 5 ^ =f=T 1=3?^ ^..gL J. 1 ^. ■^■■^ - -v '0 BET fc=^= J?=SSE : *=^=*=F m fEEEEiErBE ? — i ac r |it =?7 fczi IM LIVELY POMPEY JONES. 131 i **= -Is — Is N- ^=g=Sz $■ Z£=3t s * I sing, and dance, and rat - tie the bones, Oh, where's the nig - ger like Pom - pey Jones. — I- =J "»=(:, * '0 V . :tg=g: :£=p:: at *=3i I'm live - ly Pom - pey Jones, Dats de man dat plays de bones, That's ve - ry well known the =1 — \ — — i =tt -0 T— 0-0-1 Repeat in Chorus. world a-round, That he's the beau of Richmond town. ± =£^=^ -0- -<T3- rarriat --5- Sr * + -5-s — 3- *£ zpz P>*. But if the nigger dance and sing, The white man does the self-same thing; — He plays the banjo and the bones Almost as well as Pompey Jones. And so it was, as you shall hear, Last week I lost my lovely dear, She was the maid at the big hotel, And the darling's name was Polly Bell. Chorus. — I'm lively Pompey Jones, &e, A nigger came to Richmond town, He sung Jim Crow and jump'd Jim Brown, He play'd the banjo and the bones ; " Oh," cried the folks, " that's Pompey Jones ;" And when my lovely Polly see This black critter, she thought 'twas me, And, true as life, the very next day With the imitation nigger she ran away. Chorus. — I'm lively Pompey Jones, &c. 132 CRAMER S VOCAL GEMS. A NURSERY LEGEND. Piano, Moderate* -e-AJt. -.*-*:£- ft**.. Wr rr^Jir iM Composed by HENRY S. LEIGH. -*- ft*-«»- — M m -0-'-&- - a --£*- ft^ 523Z / £§12: W 4 . v *^ i Vp — W- 4^---rr- r j rr i_i — i — i — &-£ --£=& ftt=S= i — r -•*- -»^ * ftt =t=P= :ei.rz:ar -«« — *» — V -* — v ^ -K- ^ : ^J: ^= :i-^=e= *=tiz ?=i- ^=? 5 ^t=d±=^: T 1. Oh, lis - ten, lit - tie children, to a pro - per lit - tie song, H S -* et~ -m- -9' ~m — * — d- :*— »r -^\=f^ 3^« Of a naugh-ty lit - tie -**--m*--0&- =fc =* -8 — N- =1*= 3tr3z 3 ^t =£=q>= w- <J Z^—Jti ^=*= :*=3: ur - chin who was al - ways do - ing wrong ; He dis - o - hey'd his mam-my, and he ! m ¥=* -^ — J- T i J4^!W *=*^"EE* *q mi rV=fS= 3 *=it -f—*- dis - o - bey'd his dad, And he dis-o -hey'd his un-cle, which was ve-rynearas bad! He ^S -=r A NURSERY LEGEND. 133 m would not learu to ci - pher, And he would not learn to write, And he would tear up his =T =\- T- 3=3= 3=# —m 1 — — ■ 1 — a, 1- cres. 9 — 1 — 1 1 — jj— 1 — g: _)_ I 3rd*=|fc :*=* ==}s=V ^: :*=3= =*=J= — • *— -*- eo - py - books to fa - bri - cate a kite ; And he us'd his slate and pen - cil in so 1 3: — 1 — -\ — -j ■ — m — m — » ^~4 4 Tl=3 I V ^^ ^ M =t 1 i bar - ba - rous way, That the grinders of his go - ver - ness got loos - er ev - ry day. 1= 9 g - g- - g - =S «■- -_^r^«r 3=£: *=£ 1 At last he grew so obstinate that no one could contrive To cure him of the theory that " two and two is five;" And when they taught hirn how to spell, he show'd his wicked whims By mutilating "Pinnock," and mislaying "Watt's Hymns," Instead of all such pretty books (which must improve the mind) He cultivated reading of a most improper kind : Directories and Almanacks he studied on the sly, And gloated over " Bradshaw's Guide" when nobody was by. 3. With such a course of reading you can easily divine The condition of his morals at the age of eight or nine ; His tone of conversation kept becoming worse and worse, Till it scandalized his governess and horrified Lis nurse. He quoted bits of " Bradshaw " that were quite unfit to hear, And recited scraps of almanack, no matter who was near; He spoke of Reigate Junction, and of trains both up and down, And referr'd to men who call'd themselves Jones, Robin- son, and Brown ! 4. But when this wicked boy grew up, he found the proverb true, That fate some day makes people pay for all the harm they do. He was cheated out of money by a man whose name was Brown, And got crippl'd in a railway smash while riding up to town. So, little boys and little girls, take warning while you can, And profit by the history of this unhappy man. Read "Dr. Watts" and "Pinnock," dears; and when you learn to spell Fight shy of guides, directories, and almanacks as well. 134 CRAMER S VOCAL GEMS. Piano. Allegretto. I WOULD I WERE LORD MAYOR. Composed by COLENSO. 5==5E =* -*~*r ^zzMzJ. J *=e= q^: * J J-* lie was a limp young wait-er, With cur - ly legs and weak, n^^^ And me - Ian - eho - ly =P q= * i #1 =P ==1= s -*- -0- m m e m — — ■ -m — « — «— -*--*--# 1 P — 5 — fc*-hi* — U- r— r = e=*z | >-*L-J J yf P 5 ■E-E-U* -m* ^±iz zfcrtc whiskers, Me - and'ring down his cheek ! And his in- come was but slen-der, And he paid no in-come *=t =^3= d * t t=i -*-m-m- * ^ 3r " S--S s ■*"* ]==£ p -^ — *— #■ S S S ^=^F-^ 8l ■> tt ^ i=± Ie 5 -*t^-*t ^^ r p -1* h; — F — * 3: ^ =T* trfc ± tax, For he wait - ed in a slap-bang shop, Down near St. Ma - ry Axe ! In a =£ 4=* i=t ! 3: aj-aj -al- 41= n*-- **= *E I 1 s ^ dolce. 1E^ :f*=s= 3S: 1^: 3* :fc=t*i zfczft slap-bang shop he wait - ed, Where ci - ty swells do dine ; And he dai - ly sang a dolce. ^=^= ^35 Jfcjfc 1M- I WOULD I WERE LORD MAYOR. 135 :#z=^ _fr_.K =E m v=* -Jaz^fs ±z Zf>- 3EI :=£ S* S^ ■-Se- dan. 1 1- BsaH song that rang, With this most dis - mal line: "0 1 wish I were Lord May - or, Or at mb*3=?JHt. L ^M IijSl£ JLJS^jfLti 3E -a- 3^3 Repeat in Chorus ad lib. 2. He was such an earnest spirit, That he pass'd his holidays In helping other waiters To wait at the cafays ! 'Twas in such loving labour, Of which he was so fond, That he first beheld his heart's young dream At the shrine of Spiers & Pond : At Spiers & Pond's she waited, In the gloomy Underground, And from that sight his heart, once light, This pensive burden found : — (In a sepulchral key, appropriate to the tunnels of the Metro- politan Railway.) "0 1 wish," &c. 3. He saw, and loved, and sickened ; Each day he thinner grew; His very coat-tail buttons His wasted frame shone through ; His choker hung upon him Unlike a stiffened tie ; The beef he served was often damp With tear-drops from his eye ; His slippers shuffled loosely About his shrunken feet ; And if you asked him how he did, He only would repeat — ( With the sickening smile of inferior salubriosity') " ! I wish," &c. 4. The City swells who loved him Observed with growing care That he took no more delight in The daily bill of fare. No more the Morning 'Tiser With triumph he would spread ; No more would sound his cheerful call, — " Two porks, two greens, one bread !" And if you murmur'd, " Waiter, How much have I to pay?" No more the fee caused joy to he : The sole remark he'd say — (Was, "Boiled mutton eightpence, turnips a penny, taters a penny, ale twopence, bread a penny, one and one ; thank you, nr, but) I wish," &c. 5. He loved, as Shakespeare hath it, Not wisely, but too well ; For vain Mariar Ann did Adore a City swell — ■ A clerk in the Post Office Amid Saint Martin's damps, Who had a mod'rate salary Derived from postage stamps ; And when their faith they plighted, All at the church of Bow, No thought they gave on him whose stave Thus testified his woe : — (In defiance of the very beadle that guarded the temple of felicitous con- nubiality) " ! I wish," fee. 6. The slim-hair'd waiter waited Within the slap-bang shop : A new-wed couple entered For broth and mutton-chop. He gave one glance upon her, He uttered not a cry, But he stole down to the kitchen-fire, With frenzy in his eye, And he tore away his choker With madness staring stark, And in the simmering broth he plunged, With only this remark : — (gurglingly expressed) " ! I wish," &c. 7. The couple ate their dinner, Which other waiters brought ; Why other waiters served them They never gave a thought. They dined and they departed With little doubts or fears ; But indigestion troubled them Through all the after years ; And in long hours of nightmare They dreamt of that slap-bang, And from their mucous membrane came A still small voice that sang : (And this is what the spirit of the deceased warbled about their digestive physiology) — " ! I wish," &c. 136 CRAMEB S VOCAL GEMS. Piano. LORD LOVEL. Allegretto. r*-*- \£w*W- 1 ' f-^ - .fffrrr.r ^: *fc **£ W3t^\ l *td- jgfcgjgLC^jgjgjg jg^ F= s <? £Sza£S=; 8 g^= d ■F-3-F- Pn — S — R= 4- — N — Iv -J-Ur- jz 3=S= -* —*—-j - *££=£: * I* l» >- ^=^ sal — t*-l **—•»-' :£1. L3rd Lov-el he stood at his cas - tie gate, Combing his milk-white steed, When ^b" =*=} jr— fcr — ^ — p~ ^ 1-- — i *=sr^ I^^B Jv=*= ^=a-~ -£=*=gziL =F Pv? up came La - dy Nan-ey Bell To wish her lovier good speed, speed, speed, Wishing her loviergood speed. i=£=t *R= P Si ^ rr e3e T § s±i< 1 -J-, ^EE J -^jS I is *=*: =T SSS' fF^FE L =T ! I- a=t=± t==*K f^ — ta — i — i — i — i — 2. " Oh ! where are you going, Lord Lovel," she said, " Oh ! where are you going?" said she ; " I'm going, my Lady Nancy Bell, Foreign countries for to see-e-e. 3. " When will you come back, Lord Lovel ?" she said, " When will you be back ?" said she ; " In a year or two, or three, or four, I'll come back to my Lady Nancee-e-e." 4. He had only been gone twelve months and a day, Foreign countries for to see, When languishing thoughts come into his head, Lady Nancy Bell he would go see-e-e. 5. So he rode, and he rode on his milk-white steed, Till he came to London town, And there he heard Saint Pancridge bells, And the people all mourning around. 6. " Oh ! what is the matter ?" Lord Lovel he said, " Oh ! what is the matter?" said he ; " A Lord's Lady is dead!" the people all said, "And some call her Lady Nancee-e-e." 7. Then he order'd the grave to be open'd wide, And the shroud to be turned down, — And then he kiss'd her clay-cold lips, While the tears came trickling down. 8. Then he flung hisself down by the side of the corpse, With a shivering gulp and a guggle, Gave two hops, three kicks, heav'd a sigh, blew his nose, Sung a song, and then died in the struggle ! 9. Lady Nancy she died as it might be to-day, Lord Lovel he died as to-morrow ; Lady Nancy she died out of pure, pure grief, And Lord Lovel he died out of sorrow. 10. Lady Nancy was laid in Saint Pancridge 's church, Lord Lovel was laid in the choir, And out of her buzzum there grew a red rose, And out of her lovier's a briar-iar-iar. 11. So they grew, and they grew to the church-steeple top, And they couldn't grow up no higher. So they twin'd themselves in a true lover's knot, For all lovers true to admire. FANNY GREY. 137 FANNY GREY. Moderate m »; =r Composed by The Hon. Mrs. NORTON. tt= P— ^ Piano. %jE=S§ ^M jfcEI *^=*: BE *mr- ^w- 3 P2_ —I- J: f-f a*: 3 H m^^^^^ ^m #-P— sj- I bin 1. " Well, well, sir ! so you're come at last ! I thought you'd come no more : I've I s =H * T- T- P S ^ £ ^ ^=¥ ^Hggg=Pg=g >— K - F*= -jizz^z =*=q* :^ri = wai - ted wiih my bon - net on, From one till half-past four ! You know I hate to 4 4 m r j& — J J — r *m 9—$ m Wz -i— r- =t -I— tt =*=qv= ^^^S§3 K=3*= ^ =#=*= 3tzi; =fc sit a - lone, Un - set - tl'd where to go ; You'll break my heart, I feel you will, If ( & 3*= 3, pz ^ =ff=iE =Uf 138 CRAMER S VOCAL GEMS. — fc-H- -£-•— ZJ— &E^EEE0L-£ZZ :*=2= you con - ti - nue so! You'll break my heart, I feel you will, If ) '$ =}SZ $= 32= M =ff^ P & ::S-;5: 9 *' J' you con - ti - nue so ! " IC) j — m s TV 9~ -4- *==* gr J -*" ->-^- :£=*= P £ =? : -h — ^^ s -3=3- ' Now pray, my love, put by that frown, And don't be - gin to scold ; T You ^= 3=H 5 l P -* ■*T3- B3= S as * i fS ' 3^E ZjlT ^ ±=N ^=S= I € real - ly will per - suade me soon — You're grow-ing cross and old. — I —, "" i ■ ' — 1 1 *=* 3EEz -*-* on - ly stopp'd at 1 i ! ' 3- 3f W- SE :t: i 1- =^ FANNY GREY. 139 m 3r=N= 1 =js= rpriz =s~ P=S: ^ =* ^T- :«-=i; 1 Grosv'nor Gate, Young Fan - ny's eye to catch : I won't, I vow, I won't be made To 3r— , — - — r— - U- I ! i - . N^ fc =S=i= i I I T S ryw 9*==£= gt= i r; 2=^: ip^ s^ r*f= £=> : ± — ± J keep time like watch ! ' ss^ :?=*z '% % WZMZ Mm ^yr-^v '-£=*- irnf p " It took yon then, two hours to bow ?- Two hours ! — take off your hat ; I wish you'd bow that way to me, And apropos of that. I saw you making love to her — (You see I know it all !) I saw yon making love to her At Lady Gossip's ball ! " 3. " Now really, Jane, your temper is So very odd to-day, You jealous — and of such a girl As little Fanny Grey ! Make love to her ! indeed, my dear, You could see no such thing. I sat a minute by her side To see a turquoise ring ! " 4. " I tell you that I saw it all, The whisp'ring and grimace, The flirting and coquetting, In her little foolish face. Oh, Charles, I wonder that the earth Don't open where you stand — By the heav'n that is above us both, I saw yon kiss her hand ! " •' I did not, love, or if I did, Allowing that 'tis true ; When a pretty woman shows her rings, What can a poor man do ? My life, my soul, my darling Jane, I love but you alone ; I never thought of Fanny Grey — (How tiresome she's grown !) " 6. " Put down your hat, don't take your stick, Now prithee, Charles, do stay ; You never come to see me now, But you long to run away. There was a time, there was a time, You never wished to go. What have I done, what have I done, Dear Charles, to change you so ? " 7. " Pooh, pooh, my love, I am not chang'd, — But dinner is at eight, And my father's so particular, He never likes to wait." " Good-bye ! good-bye ! you'll come again? " "Yes; one of these fine days." " He's turn'd the street, I knew he would, He's gone to Fanny Grey's." 140 CRAMER S VOCAL GEMS. BEN BATTLE. Allegretto. Words by T. HOOD. B— 8 z FEg^B ?^^§^^^^^ J=S=S=S=FS=^*=t -* z ^ -^-H — fcj — l^-H — b»-t^-i» - *--r-- -*--*- Piano. M= .g=^i ^ ~~i- *-*-*- 3S vw- :)=* *~»T*-^ ■ M. S S *=i •*-*"# 4=313= * ££ s -^M 2 - -r — *- 3==*: lHHfj t: att i ^_, £=£=g: 1. Ben Bat - tie was a sol - dier bold, and us'd to wars a s E^E^?EE^ -i- =1= ^=K 3=3^ -I- ^ !&5=S ^ - *— g : fe=fc =!=*: =t=\ &J £FM RP 1 * *=*: r-* 1 ! ^=3t 3=£= =*=3= ^=st -«U-> : larms; But a can -non ball took ofi bis legs, So be laid down bis Arms!.. Now ■I— « -T*- =S fc^E3BSEt * ^-* =i=^s £: * -*-=•- -*— *- 5— Jr m. m =i=p= ^q; ^ : *=^i^ -•^-v-a =1- 3: fc :«!=:a!zztfi ^=S=5t S ^3&^ -P »_ izdzz*=*=*= as they bore hirn off tbe field, Said he "let o - thers sboot, For here I leave my m =P =1- I %^^^%^%- S^= $ =3== HI -I — a — ^l=^gSP s s BEN BATTLE. 141 ^~ S=d§: ^=a- m :r= ± -F— 3- -<*-*- se - cond leg, And the For - ty - se - oond Foot." _tzz*i ± i*=*=r .« pS> |ffi_ =fcc P5^ =JE -P— 3 -4— 4=4: -*-*- w . 3. -J-^tt- ~*#S- — 8— S — « =*=*= -m—m — » »■ s Itzfc it: £ =fcc =t a(=aj=»!=«|- **^1& ^S 3 -- * *"* «2 The army surgeons made him limbs : Said he, — " They're only pegs : But there's as wooden members quite, Ab represent my legs ! " Now Ben he lov'd a pretty maid, Her name was Nelly Gray; So he went to pay her his devours, When he'd devour'd his pay ! But when he call'd on Nelly Gray, She made him quite a scoff ; And when she saw his wooden legs, Began to take them off ! " Oh, Nelly Gray ! Oh, Nelly Gray ! Is this your love so warm ? The love that loves a scarlet coat, Should be more uniform. 1 " Said she, " I lov'd a soldier once, For he was blythe and brave ; But I will never have a man With both legs in the grave ! Before yoii had those timber toes, Your love I did allow, But then, you know, you stand upon Another footing now !" " Oh, Nelly Gray ! Oh, Nelly Gray t For all your jeering speeches, At duty's call, I left my legs In Badajos's breaches ! " " Why then," said she, " you've lost the feet Of legs in war's alarms, And now you cannot wear your shoes Upon your feats of arms .' " 6 " Oh, false and fickle Nelly Gray ! I know why you refuse : Though I've no feet — some other man Is standing in my shoes I I wish I ne'er had seen your face ; But now a long farewell ! For you will be my death : — alas ! You will not be my Nell ! " Now when he went from Nelly Gray, His heart so heavy got, And life was such a burthen grown, It made him take a knot ! So round his melancholy neck A rope he did entwine, And, for his second lime in life, Enlisted in the Line! 8 One end he tied around a beam, And then remov'd his pegs, And, as his legs were off, — of course, He soon was off his legs ! And there he hung, till he was dead As any nail in town, — For though distress had cut him up, It could not cut him down.' A dozen men sat on his corpse, To find out why he died, And they buried Ben in four cross roads, With a stake in his inside. 142 CEAMEE S VOCAL GEMS. THE CORK LEG. Piano. I Moderate. .-. *■ ,-_ ,1 > I JL X a ii qs :£=*= :p=^ S -* *- 3*=tz: 1. A s tale I'll tell you with - out a - ny flam, In *& -fi-- $?=£=* jgj fr e *=& 3^E fc3z \ * - gfi-n Hfl :£ : _J — ^ ^=^ ±=J=5l: :jte: ±=&*- -* — * *=&—*- Hoi - land there dwelt Myn - heer Yon Clam, Who ev - e - ry morn - ing said, " I am the =P 1 *»: *•: d= S $=*= 3^ -*— r 1^ |=g 5 :=* :* — r- -*=%2- ?*=&=* --&T- rich - est mer-chant in Eot - ter - dam." Ei too ral, loo ral, loo ral, loo ral, =1= St m ^ -§* sj= :3=3fc ±3* Pt GILES SCEOGGINS GHOST. 143 i & b J « t | * ^=p: ^ -=1— P- » ' g i=fe=t too ral, loo ral, ri too loo ral lay. IS ^S =P=F^ I S 8 s T 3 — i — E 3 fc^ £ *: * :£-— rP^- m $=^ 2. One day he had stuff 'd as full as an egg, When a poor relation came to beg ; But he kick'd him out without broaching a keg, And in kicking him out he broke his own leg. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 3. A surgeon, the first in his vocation, Came and made a long oration ; He wanted a limb for anatomization, So finish'd the job by amputation. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 4. Said Mynheer, when he'd done his work, "By your knife I loose one fork, But upon crutches I'll never stalk, For I'll have a beautiful leg of cork." Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 5. An artist in Botterdam, 'twould seem, Had made cork legs his study and theme ; Each joint was as strong as an iron beam, The works a compound of clock-work and steam. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 6. The leg was made, and fitted right, Inspection the artist did invite ; The fine shape gave Mynheer delight, And he fix'd it on and screw'd it tight. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 7. He walk'd through squares, and past each shop, Of speed he went at the very top ; Each step he took with a bound and a hop, Till he found his leg he couldn't stop. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 8. Horror and fright were in his face, The neighbours thought he was running a race ! He clung to a post to stay his pace, But the leg, remorseless, kept up the chase. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 9. He call'd to some men with all his might, " Oh, stop me, or I'm murdered quite ! " But though they heard him aid invite, He, in less than a minute, was out of sight. Ei too ral, loo ral, &e. 10. He ran o'er hill, and dale, and plain, To ease his weary bones, he fain Did throw himself down, but all in vain, — The leg got up, and was off again. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 11. He walk'd of days and nights a score, Of Europe he had made a tour ; He died, — but though he was no more, The leg walked on the same as before. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 12. In Holland sometimes he comes in sight, A skeleton on a cork leg tight ; No cash did the artist's skill requite, He never was paid— and it sarv'd him right! Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. 13. My tale I've told both plain and free, Of the richest merchant that could be ; Who never was buried, though dead, you see, And I have been singing his LEG. Ei too ral, loo ral, &c. Piano. S GILES SCROGGINS' GHOST. Words by TOM HOOD. Moderato. I fcS 33 mf SE m *C I q=H=¥q= 3 m W f afcjafc: S P1»h«- w * J* ■P I ^*£. 1 ■ — I I I I ^+ =£ I* 1 — b » 1 rpj^rpr— fcaq?= qe~at: 144 CRAMER S VOCAL GEMS. fi E?E Sz Sl^^l ^=^ Fol lol de rol, de rol de ra, The V 1. Giles Scrog - gins court - ed Mol - ly Brown, ^i S 3=i iS 1 K- u -*- *t±=J=*z H :ti^: =£: :*==£= L_^_JL. — K- ft-fic if=m fair - est wench in ^=^ ^e aa all the town, *=&*=%- :s&* Fol de rol, de rol, de rol, de ra ; — s- *2<^3r-*2w—3. q i n i § - UeS^r - 3s3 He ■£=e=m ^^3t: -TT- 1 bought a ring with po - sy true : If you loves me as S te - ^=2 ^^ mm^ — *«r— -*r ir, 5^ I loves you, No knife shall cut our a fr- -W*rw~- jr?jr -m-m^m- 4=n — ps. P 3***= 3^**1 -=1- m t=u eu SB rf £35 * '^ — ^F W^r; g * ft«t -P=? love in two. Fol lol de rid - die, lol de ra. % ■m- S SE * §l|i§i|g3|l 3 SE3E =F^ *^r ^ But scissars cut as well as knives, And quite unsartin's all our lives ; The day they were to have been wed, Fate's scissars cut poor Giles's thread, So they could not be mar-ri-ed. Fol lol. Fol lol. Fol lol. Poor Molly laid her downHo weep, Fol lol. And cried herself quite fast asleep ; Fol lol. When, standing all by the bed-post, A figure tall her sight engross'd, And it cried, " I be Giles Scroggins' ghost." Fol lol. 4. Fol lol. Fol lol. The ghost it said all solemnly, " Molly, you must go with I, All to the grave your love to cooL" Says she, " I am not dead, you fool." Says the ghost, says he," vy, that's no rule." Fol lol. 5. The ghost he seiz'd her all so grim, Fol lol. All for to go along with him ; Fol lol. " Come, come," said he, " ere morning beam." " I von't," she cried, and she gave a scream, Then she woke, and found she dreamt a dream (All about) Fol lol de riddle, lol de ra. iohdon: swift & co., regeht pebsb, kibg street, regent street, w. V All the following Pianofortes and Harmoniums may be obtained through any Dealer in Musical Instruments in Town or Country. CRAMER'S NEW GRAND PIANOFORTE, SIX FEET LONG. IN ROSEWOOD 90 GUINEAS. IN WALNUT 100 GUINEAS. A MOST ELEGANT, CONVENIENT, AND PURE-TONED PIANOFORTE. 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