Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1909

Comments

Introduced with great success by Maud Lambert. Musical numbers in Lew Fields production The Midnight Sons.

TB Harms & Francis Day & Hunter, New York.

Cover design signed Gene Buck.

Words by Weston and Barnes
Music by Maurice Scott

Copyright MCMIX by Francis, Day, & Hunter

“Some of these resources may contain offensive stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of the attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.”

Abstract

VERSE 1
Jim O’Shea was cast away
Upon an Indian isle,
The natives there they lik’d his hair,
They lik’d his Irish smile,
So made him chief Panjandrum,
The nabob of them all,
They call’d him Jijiboo Jhai,
And rigg’d him out so gay,
So he wrote to Dublin Bay
To his sweetheart just to say:

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“Sure, I’ve got rings on my fingers, bells on my toes,
Elephants to ride upon, my little Irish Rose,
So come to your nabob, and next Patrick’s Day,
Be Mistress Mumbo Jumbo Jijiboo J. O’Shea.
O’Shea, “Sure I’ve got Shea.”

VERSE 2
O’er the sea went Rose McGee
To see her nabob grand,
He sat within his palanquin,
And when she’d kissed his hand,
He led her to his harem,
Where he had wives galore,
She started shedding a tear;
Said he, “Now have no fear!
I’m keeping these wives here
Just for ornament, my dear:

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VERSE 3
Em’rald green he robed his queen,
To share with him his throne,
‘Mideastern charms and waving palms,
They’d shamrocks, Irish grown,
Sent all the way from Dublin,
To Nabab J. O’Shea,
But in his palace so fine,
Should Rose for Ireland pine,
With smiles her face will shine,
When he murmurs, “Sweet-heart mine:

CHORUS

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