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Authors

Raymond

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1869

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Those Tassels on the Boots

By Raymond

New York: B. W. Hitchcock (1869)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
‘Twas at a Fancy Ball, I met my charmer fair,
‘Midst waltzing Swells and dashing Belles,
The prettiest dancer there.
I watch’d her while the music play’d
The latest Waltz of Coote’s,
And fell in love, no not with her,
With the Tassels on her Boots,
Oh! Yes,

[Chorus]
Those tassels on the Boots
A style I’m sure that suits,
Our lovely girls with hair in curls,
Those tassels on the Boots

[Verse 2]
I watch’d her up the stairs.
Where we to supper went,
Upon those tassels on her boots,
My soul was so intent;
They asked me to propose a health,
Said I here’s one that suits,
So fill you glasses up and drink
To the tassels on the boots.
[spoken]
I meant to drink the ladies health but I
could think of nothing but

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
I asked this Girl “if I Might call, “ she said, “you may,
But tell me why you gaze upon
The ground in such a way?
You’re sad perhaps, for life is full
Of very bitter fruits;”
“Oh no,” I said, “I’m looking at
Those tassels on your boots.”
[spoken]
What is a more lovely sight when you
walk down Broadway than to look at

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
I call’d on her next day,
And Cupid’s cruel shoots,
Soon made me throw myself before,
Those tassels on her boots;
Now when we’re married, and we’ve got,
A lot of little toots,
I’ll make them, whether boys or girls,
Wear tassels on their boots.
[spoken]
If I were to have fifty children they should
everyone wear those pretty, pretty, pretty

[Chorus]

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