Dinny O’Brien has three daughters fine,
The prettiest girls on the block
And ‘twixt you and me, each night after tea,
The boys to O’Brien’s they flock
Young Marty Clancy comes ‘round to see Nancy,
While Tim McCann calls upon Rose
And when Eddie Kelly drops in to see Nelly,
With this plea to papa she goes:
Don’t go into the front room, Dad,
Nancy’s in there with a caller.
Daddy, dear, won’t you stay out here,
Rose has her friend in the parlor.
Don’t go into the kitchen, Dad,
I’ll be out there with my beau
Since each of his girls had a steady young man,
Sure, O’Brien has no place to go.
Saturday night O’Brien was tight,
And says to himself now, we’ll see
If three young galoots dressed up in dude suits
Make a wandering Jew out of me
So out went McCann on O’Briens brogan
While Marty and Ed feeling sore
Went over the stoop like an acrobat troupe,
Now O’Brien hears this plea no more:
Evans, George and Murphy, Stanley, "O'Brien Has No Place to Go" (1908). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1675.
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