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Mr. & Mrs. Brown
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(published by Horace Waters, N.Y., 1864)
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1.
Mrs. Brown
So Mister Brown you’ve come at last,
I’m sure it’s after two.
Mr. Brown
Dear Mistress Brown, you clock is fast,
I know as well as you.
Mrs. Brown
Oh! Sir, its shameful so it is,
Don’t come sir in my sight!
Mr. Brown
Now give me one good kiss to night,
You see that I’m all right.
Both
Mrs. Brown
I cannot talk to you to night,
I see that you’re not right.
Mr. Brown
Now give me one good kiss to night,
You see that I’m all right.
Both
Mrs. Brown
Oh! Harry Brown! O! Harry Brown!
You’re any thing but right.
Mr. Brown
Oh! Mary Brown! O! Mary Brown!
You know that I’m all right.
 
2.
She
All right! you good for nothing you,
Have I not eyes to see?
He
No, Madam, what I say is true,
I’m only on a spree!
She
Don’t make me angry, Mr. Brown,
For if you do I’ll cry!
He
I shall not stay to see you frown,
So, Mrs. Brown, good bye.
Both
He
I shall not stay to see you frown,
So, Mrs. Brown, good bye.
She
I’ll make you stay to see me frown,
You shall not say good bye.
Both
He
O! Mary Brown, O! Mary Brown,
I’ll have to say good bye.
She
O! Harry Brown, O! Harry Brown,
You see you’ve made me cry.
 
3.
She
(Furiously)
Hard hearted man, I tell you what,
I must know where you’ve been;
I am not jealous, O! no! no!
But its a shame and sin!
Your bosom friend, young Jones, just left,
He calls here every night,
I’m sure if it were not for him
I’d really die with fright.
Both
She
I’m sure if it were not for him
I’d really die with fright.
He
What Ma’am, if it were not for him
You say you’d die with fright!
Both
He
O! Mary Brown, O! Mary Brown,
I’ll call him out to fight!
She
O! Harry Brown, O! Harry Brown,
He’s far above your height.
 
4.
He
(Indignantly)
So, Mr. Jones was here, you say
While I have been away!
Now Madam you will drive me mad,
We part this very day.
You know it is my business ma’am
That keeps me at the store,
And if I could have sooner come (hic)
I’d been here (hic) long before.
Both
He
You know it is my business ma’am
That keeps me at the store.
She
I know its not your business, sir
That keeps you at the store.
Both
He
O! Mary Brown, O! Mary Brown,
It’s business at the store.
She
O! Harry Brown, O! Harry Brown,
You’ve told me that before.
  
5.
She
(Coaxingly)
There, don’t be angry, husband, don't!
I’m sure I love you dear,
I was but joking when I said
That odious Jones was here.
But promise me, now won’t you love,
That when the night has come
You’ll never stay away so late,
And leave your wife at home.
Both
She
Now promise me when night has come,
You’ll always stay at home.
He
I’ll promise you when night has come,
I’ll always stay at home.
Both
He
O! Mary Brown, O! Mary Brown,
I’ll always stay at home.
She
O! Harry Brown, O! Harry Brown,
Now wont you stay at home.
  
6.
He
(Lovingly)
You were but joking, dearest wife?
Now come and kiss me, do,
Jones is a bosom friend to me, (seriously)
But needn’t be to you.
My little wife! my joy and life!
My gentle pretty elf,
If any one sits up with you
Hereafter, it’s myself.
Both
He
If any one sits up with you
Hereafter, it’s myself.
She
If any one sits up with me,
O, let it be yourself.
Both
He
O! Mary Brown, O! Mary Brown,
Our quarrels they are o’er.
She
O! Harry Brown, O! Harry Brown,
We’ll never quarrel more.
   
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