Good-bye-ee

Album: not on an album (1917)
Charted: 33
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  • Brother Bertie went away
    To do his bit the other day
    With a smile on his lips
    and his Lieutenant's pips
    upon his shoulder bright and gay
    As the train moved out he said,
    "Remember me to all the birds"
    Then he wagged his paw
    and went away to war
    Shouting out these pathetic words:

    Goodbye-ee, Goodbye-ee
    Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee
    Though it's hard to part I know
    I'll be tickled to death to go
    Don't cry-ee, don't sigh-ee
    There's a silver lining in the sky-ee
    Bonsoir old thing, cheerio, chin-chin
    Nah-poo, toodle-oo, goodbye-ee

    At the concert down at Kew,
    The convalescents dressed in blue,
    Had to hear Lady Lee,
    Who had turned 83
    Sing the old old songs she knew
    Then she made a speech and said,
    "I look upon you boys with pride
    And for what you've done
    I'm going to kiss each one"
    They they all grabbed their sticks and cried:

    Goodbye-ee, Goodbye-ee
    Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee
    Though it's hard to part I know
    I'll be tickled to death to go
    Don't cry-ee, don't sigh-ee
    There's a silver lining in the sky-ee
    Bonsoir old thing, cheerio, chin-chin
    Nah-poo, toodle-oo, goodbye-ee

    Little Private Patrick Shaw
    He was a prisoner of war
    Till the Hun with a gun
    Called him "pig dog" for fun
    Then Paddy punched him on the jaw
    Right across the barbed wire fence
    The German dropped, then, dear oh dear
    All the wire gave way
    And Paddy yelled "hooray"
    As he ran for the Dutch frontier

    Goodbye-ee, Goodbye-ee
    Wipe the tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee
    Though it's hard to part I know, (I know)
    I'll be tickled to death to go
    Don't cry-ee, don't sigh-ee
    There's a silver lining in the sky-ee
    Bonsoir old thing, cheerio, chin-chin
    Nah-poo, toodle-oo, goodbye-ee Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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