Father Will Settle the Bill

Lockwood,CT.
Cleveland: 1870



Allow me to look at your dress goods, And trimmings to match, if you please;
"Tis easy to make a selection, From elegant patterns like these;
This poplin is quite to my fancy, But here is a prettier still,
I cannot do better than take it, And Father will settle the bill.
Father will setttle, Ah,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,
I cannot do better than take it, And Father will settle the bill.

This bonnet is just as I want it, So charming I know they will say;
I ought to have called for it sooner, i hope ou'll excuse the delay.
Well now, I am in a dilemma, Please charge it to me if you will,
My purse I declare I've forgotten, But Father will settle the bill.
Father will settle, My purse I declare I've forgotten, But Father will settle the bill.

I wish you would do me the favor, To let me examine that ring:
How nicely it looks on my finger, I must have the beautiful thing.
I scarcely feel able to put it, Yet now on adventure I will;
I cannot resist the temptation, And Father will settle the bill.
Father will settle, I cannot resist the temptation, And Father will settle the bill.

The gaiters I purchased las evening, Are only a trifle too small;
Theysuit me almost to perfection, Too low in the instep is all.
Now here is a pair that might suit me, I feel very certain they will,
Provided they do, I shall deep them, And Father will settle the bill.
Father will settle, Provided they do I shall keep them, And Father will settle the bill.

How much for these delicate laces? And this little love of a fan?
Perhaps I shall call in the morning, But sell them of course if you can.
Oh dear, I have been so long shopping, That mother will think I am ill;
I guess I shall order a carriage, And Father will settle the bill.

 

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