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Album/Collection: Watch Your Step (1914)
Online Since: 07-Nov-2002
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[original title: "Simple Melody"]

[1st verse:]
The diff'rent lays of nowadays
All set my brain a whirl
They're not the kind of songs they sang
When mother was a girl
Your spoony rags and coony drags
All made my poor heart ache
Bring back the rhymes of olden times
And just for old times sake

Won't you play a simple melody
Like my mother sang to me
One with good old fashioned harmony
Play a simple melody

[2nd verse:]
In days of yore, before the war
When hearts now old were young
At home each night by firelight
Those dear old songs were sung
Sweet melodies, their memories
Around my heart still cling
That's why I long to hear a song
Like mother used to sing

[rag verse:]
I don't care for longhaired musicians
With their classy melodies
They have lots of highbrow ambitions
But their music doesn't please
Give me something snappy and popular
The kind that darkies play
Lots of rhythm 
And I go with 'em
That's why I say

[rag chorus:]
Musical Demon
Set your honey a-dreamin'
Won't you play me some rag
Just change that classical nag
To some sweet beautiful drag
If you will play from a copy
Of a tune that is choppy
You'll get all my applause
And that is simply because
I want to listen to rag

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