Books Notated Music Matilda Baker, the pretty little hoop-skirt maker. H. De Marsan, Publisher, ... No. 60 Chatham Street, N. Y
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THE PRETTY LITTLE HOOP-SKIRT MAKER.
Sung by Tony Pastor at his Opera-House, 201 Bowery.
I've fallen in love with a pretty young girl;
My wife, I think, I'll make her.
I met her, first, in Chatham street,
She's a pretty little hoop-skirt maker:
Such charming feet! for, I watched her heels,
As I came up behind her:
There may be a fairer in the land,
But I don't know where youll find her.
Chorus: For, she's just about the age, and shes all the rage,
Is my Matilda Baker;
She looks so fair with her yellow curly hair!
She's a pretty little hoop-skirt maker.
Her gipsey it did look so neat,
'Twas worn with such a grace, sirs,
It scarcely touched her auburn curls,
And left exposed her face, sirs;
Her eyes, like diamonds, shone so bright,
She's as modest as a Quaker,
As she passed along the crowded street..
This pretty little hoop-skirt maker.
I introduced myself, as soon
As I could overtake her,
By saying: Will you my umbrella share?
To her home I said I'd take her.
Yes, certainly.. she spoke so nice,
And chatted on so gaily!
Oh! don't I love that handsome girl!
And so, I meet her daily.
You should see her blush so very neat,
Her cheeks, like roses, flushing,
And gaily trots on by my side..
In the street, she is me pushing..
She's told me all about her friends:
Such kindness she has shown me,
She's promised me her photograph..
Now I'm sure that girls sweet on me.
To the dancing rooms, about the town,
On Saturday nights, I take her;
There's not another pair can cut and shuffle there,
Like me and Matilda Baker.
Sometimes, we to the theatre go:
And don't she look so fine, oh!
And as soon as I've saved cash enough,
I mean to make her mine, oh!
H. DE MARSAN, Publisher of Songs, ballads, toy books, c. No. 60 Chatham Street, N. Y.