The Man on The Flying Trapeze.

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1) Once I was happy

But now I'm forelorn

Just like an old jacket

That's tattered and torn.

I'm left in this wide world

To fret and to mourn

Betrayed by a maid in her teens.

Now this girl that I loved,

She was very handsome,

And I tried all I could her to please;

But I never could do, a quarter as well

As the Man on the Flying Trapeze! WOA! (Chorus)




He flies through the air

With the greatest of ease;

The daring Young Man on

The Flying Trapeze.

His movements are graceful

And the girls he does please;

And my love he has purloined away!


2)Now the young man by name

Was Signor Bona Slang,

Tall big, and handsome;

And well made as chang.

Whene'er he appeared,

The halls loudly rang,

With ovations from the people there.

Now he smiled from his bar

Down on the people below,

And one night he smiled on my love;

And she through him a kiss,

and she hollared "Bravo!",

While he swung by his nose high above! WOA! (Chorus)


3) Now her Father and her Mother

Were both on my side,

And they tried everything they could

To make her my bride.

Her Father he sighed,

While her Mother she cried,

To see her throw her life away.

But it was of no avail

She went there every night,

And threw her bouquets on the stage;

Which caused him to meet her

And how he ran me down,

To tell it would take a whole page! WOA! (Chorus)


4) Now one night as ussual

I went to her ear home;

But her Father and her Mother

Were there all alone.

I asked them about my love

But they had made it known

That she had run away.

Now without any trusseaus

She fled in the night,

With that man the greatest of ease.

And he lowered her down

From a two story height

To the ground on his flying trapeze! WOA! (Chorus)


5) Now several months later

As I was walking in a hall,

There to my big surprise

I found there on the wall,

A bill in red letters,

Which my heart did gall,

She was appearing with HIM!

Now he taught her gymnastics

And he put her in tights,

So that he can live at his ease;

And he made her assume a masculine name,

AND NOW, she goes on the trapeze! Well,


She floats through the air

With the greatest of ease,

You'd think she's the Man on

The Flying Trapeze.

She does all the work,

While he takes his ease;

And that's what's become of my love!


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