THE GOOD-LOOKING GIRL

 

I got down from the train

In a funny old town

And I followed a street

That went rambling down.

I came to a door

That stood open wide

And I heard a soft voice

Saying “Come on inside”

 

Refrain:

So much for the follies of youth, boys.

So much for the pleasure and pain.

If I had the days of my youth to spend,

I’d spend them the same way again.

 

There was a good-looking girl

And when I went in there

She gave me a welcome

And set me a chair.

She said, “I’m alone,

My man’s far away

And he’s not coming back

For many a day.”

 

Refrain:

So much for the follies of youth, boys. etc

 

She gave me some cake

And she gave me some wine,

And I thought to myself,

“Now I’m doing fine.”

That good-looking girl,

She let down her hair

And I knew I was caught

Like a bird in a snare

 

Refrain:

So much for the follies of youth, boys. etc

 

I knew I should go,

But she held me tight.

“Stay till the morning!

Stay till daylight!

Stay with me, darling,

There’s no need for alarm.”

Her arms were inviting,

Her mouth it was warm.

 

Refrain:

So much for the follies of youth, boys. etc

 

‘Twas late when I heard

A step at the door,

There quick as a flash,

I was flat on the floor.

A fierce-looking man,

As strong as an ox

Shouted, “Get walking

Or go out in a box.”

 

Refrain:

So much for the follies of youth, boys. etc

 

That good-looking girl,

She laughed at my plight;

Her laughter pursued me

Into the night.

When I caught the last train,

I was all bruised and sore;

I knew that I’d never

Go back there no more.

 

Refrain:

So much for the follies of youth, boys. etc

 

That good-looking girl

Will never grow old,

And I don’t regret

That I was so bold.

No, I don’t regret

The day I went there,

And I’ll never forget

How she let down her hair.

 


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