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A.G. Weeks

"Rights of Ladies" (karaoke)

"Rights of Ladies" (sheet music)


Hurrah! for the good time a-comin,

Whin ladies shall vote like the men,

Och, wont the people be a-bloomin,

Wid fithers and crinoline thin.

Election day thin I am thinkin’

Will be the great day of the year,

Whin lasses and lads will be drinkin’

Together the candidates beer.

 

Hurrah! for the good time a-comin,

Whin ladies shall vote like the min;

Och! wont the people be bloomin’

Wid fithers and crinoline thin.

 

An thin whin we mate in convention,

The ladies of course will be there,

An’ mayby somebody will mintion,

Me Biddy to sit in the chair.

An’ maybe for office select her,

Wid four or five dollars a day.

It’s meself twould vote to elect her,

An put in me pocket the pay.

 

Hurrah! for the good time a-comin,

Whin ladies shall vote like the min;

Och! wont the people be bloomin’

Wid fithers and crinoline thin.

 

What’s the use for to wrangle wid Biddy

About who the livin’ should make,

An’ sure if ‘twould plaze her I’m riddy,

To give up the hod for her sake.

An’ be stayin all day at the shanty,

‘An tend to domestic affairs

A-boliin’ the bafe and petuties,

An mendin the rips and the tairs.

 

Hurrah! for the good time a-comin,

Whin ladies shall vote like the min;

Och! wont the people be bloomin’

Wid fithers and crinoline thin.

 

An’ thin whin election approaches,

An’ the lasses are marchin’ the street

Wid big bands of music and torches,

An’ Biddy a-sthanding the trate;

I’ll be on the sidewalk hurrahin’

For me own darlin’ Biddy McFlinn,

Wid a chile in me arms, an drawin’

A cab wid another one in.

 

Hurrah! for the good time a-comin,

Whin ladies shall vote like the min;

Och! wont the people be bloomin’

Wid fithers and crinoline thin.

 

An’ whin she is spakin’ her spaches

Before the great min of the land,

Sure thin I will lind her me braches

An’ sit by her side on the sthand.

An’ after she’s done wid her talkin’,

Och, thin how the people will cheer;

An’ off to the polls be a-walkin’

An’ vote for Biddy, me dear.

 

Hurrah! for the good time a-comin,

Whin ladies shall vote like the min;

Och! wont the people be bloomin’

Wid fithers and crinoline thin.

 

An’ whin all the votin’ is over,

An’ Biddy’s elected, shure thin

I’ll live like a pig in the clover

Wid Honor’ble Missus McFlinn.

The shanty I’ll quickly be lavin’

An’, livin’, wid illegant taste,

Wid a horse an’ shay for me drivin’

An’ a nayger to wait on the baste.

 

Hurrah! for the good time a-comin,

Whin ladies shall vote like the min;

Och! wont the people be bloomin’

Wid fithers and crinoline thin.


 

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