Books Notated Music Dandy song. Sold, wholesale and retail, by L. Deming, No. 62 Hanover Street, 2d door from Friend Street, Boston
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THE rulers of the nation are full of speculation,
For to obtain a seat, it is so handy O,
So they will bribe to reign, their salary to gain,
But he that gets the chair is the dandy O.
The Lawyers use their skill, their purses for to fill,
With blanks that are half printed, they're so handy O;
So they will use their quill, these blanks then for to fill,
And their green bags full of papers is the dandy O.
Perhaps you know of old, that the Sheriff's growing bold,
While the Farmer's stock and produce is so handy O:
So they will fret and tease, and charge you double fees,
And their hats full of papers is the dandy O.
The Merchants they will try, and they'll coax you for to buy,
While the day books and their legers are so handy O;
When you've dipd deep enough theyll say the times are tough,
And their roll of mortgage bundles is the dandy O.
The Doctor's, they dont care if they can get their share,
With their wrappers full of phials, they're so handy O;
If they get cash in hand, they'll save you if they can,
While bread-pills, and chalk-powders, are the dandy O.
The Miller we do find, will not refuse to grind,
For his toll-dish and his measures are so handy O:
So he will round his fist, and take one half the grist,
For taking of good measure is the dandy O.
By this you plainly see, that Mechanics they agree,
For their sand-paper and varnish is so handy O;
If they make an outside show, their buyers will not know,
So they'll fill up joints with putty, its the dandy O.
If the Goldsmith I don't name, I shall surely be to blame,
For patching up old watches, they're so handy O;
If they mend a wheel, they'll urge two dollars for a verge,
For taking the advantage, they're the dandy O.
The Saddler 'll think it wrong if not noticd in my song,
For selling fancy plate they're so handy O;
They'll turn the best side out, and say the work is stout,
For selling long stitch'd saddles, theyre the dandy O.
See the Theatre in the town, with their awkward gaping clown,
The tickets for the box and pit are so handy O;
If they can please you all, you ne'er will fail to call.
For to get cash in hand it is the dandy O.
See the Boston Circus play, what feats they do display,
For their actors and their nags are so handy O;
Pray only call and look! see a horse jump through a hoop!
For picking up the change it is the dandy O.
The Landlord's so polite, he will use you all alike,
Step up and help yourselves, it is so handy O;
But he'll shave you at the last, for a gill youll get a glass,
For these peaked bottom glasses are the dandy O.
Horse Jockies now attend, and help to cheat a friend,
For men to leave out, they're so handy O;
For he that gets a trade, he cares not how 'tis made,
So they will use deception, 'tis the dandy O.
The Pedlers are so neat, to flatter, coax and cheat,
For selling fancy goods, they are so handy O;
So pay up the old score, and we'll call this way no more,
For picking up new custom is the dandy O.
Our Printer he has said, cash is the life of trade,
For so many small bills are not so handy O;
So pay cash into the mint, and your papers I will print,
For making business known it is the dandy O.
See the Fops now in college striving to get knowledge,
With their Virgil, Greek and Latin, 'tis so handy O;
With their narrow dandy coats, their fancy high-heel boots,
While their father's purse of specie is the dandy O.
See the Ladies in all weathers, with their tinsel cap feathers,
With their box of paints and powders they're so handy O;
With their powder and their lace, their blushing painted face,
But the corsets that they wear are the dandy O.
So here I'll close my song, for fear youll think Im long,
But you've a chance to mend it quite handy O;
But I'm sure youll not be beat, if I call the world a cheat.
And he that reaps the harvest is the dandy O.
Sold, wholesale and retail, by L. Deming , No. 62, Hanover Street, 2d door from Friend Street, Boston.