Champagne Charlie

Album: Music Hall Classics (1868)
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  • CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE: Original Words by George Leybourne(1868)

    Ive seen a deal of gaiety through out my noisy life
    With all my grand accomplishments I neer could get a wife,
    The thing I most excel in is the P. R. F. G. game,
    A noise all night in bed all day, and swimming in Champagne.
    Chorus:
    For Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne Charlie is my name
    Good for any game at night, my boys, good for any game at night, my boys,
    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne Charlie is my name
    Good for any game at night, boys, wholl come and join me in a spree.

    2.
    The way I gaind my titles by a hobby which Ive got,
    Of never letting others pay, however long the shot,
    Who ever drinks at my expense are treated all the same;
    From Dukes and Lords to Cabmen down, I make them drink Champagne.
    Chorus:

    3.
    From Coffee and from supper rooms, from Poplar to Pall Mall,
    The girls on seeing me exclaim Oh! what a Champagne swell!
    The notion tis of evry one, if twere not for my name,
    And causing so much to be drunk, theyd never make Champagne.
    Chorus:

    4.
    Some epicures like Burgundy, Hock, Claret, and Moselle,
    But Moets Vintage only satisfies this Champagne swell;
    What matter if to bed I go, and head is muddled thick,
    A bottle in the morning sets me right then very quick.
    Chorus:

    5.
    Perhaps you fancy what I say is nothing else but chaff,
    And only done, like other songs, to merely raise a laugh;
    To prove that I am not in jest each man a bottle of Cham
    Ill stand fizz round - yes that I will, and stand it - like a lamb.
    Chor

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  • Chris from Dullingham, United KingdomI have changed some of the words of Champagne Charlie and substituted some different verses. What do you think?

    CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE

    I've seen a deal of gaiety throughout my feckless life,
    Despite my grand connections I never found a wife.
    The thing in which I most excel is drinking champagne wine
    In bed all day, in bars all night and tipsy all the time!

    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne Charlie is my name.
    Good for any game at night my boys,
    Good for any game at night my girls.
    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne Charlie is my name.
    I'm good for any game at night boys,
    So come and join me in a spree.

    The way I gained my title's by a habit that I've got,
    Of never letting others pay, however long the shot
    Whoever drinks at my expense is treated just the same,
    From Dukes and Lords to cabmen down, I buy them all champagne.

    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne Charlie is my name.
    There is nothing like that fizz, fizz, fizz
    Yes, it really is the biz, biz, biz!
    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne drinking is my game.
    1.I'm the idol of the barmaids and Champagne Charlie is my name.
    2.I'll drink every drop there is, is, is! Champagne Charlie is my name.


    Some boffins like their Burgundy, Hock, Claret or Moselle,
    But only Moet Vintage satisfies my palate well
    What matter if I go to bed with head a-muddled thick,
    A glass or two when I awake will cure me in a tick.

    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne Charlie is my name.
    Good for any game at night my boys, good for any game at night my girls.
    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne Charlie is my name.
    I'm good for any game at night my boys, so come and join me in a spree.

    Perhaps you fancy what I say is nothing else but chaff,
    And only done like other songs to merely raise a laugh.
    So for each one a glass of fizz to prove I'm not in jest,
    I'll stand a round, yes that I will, and wish you all the best!.

    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne Charlie is my name.
    Drinking Champers is so cool, cool, cool!
    How those bubbles makes me drool, drool, drool!
    Champagne Charlie is my name, Champagne drinking is my game.
    Sign the pledge and you're a fool, fool, fool! Champagne Charlie is my name.

    If you would care to Google me I'm sure you'd find it's true;
    I only lived to 42 but nothing do I rue.
    From cafes on the internet to laptops on the Tube,
    Nowadays the girls would say, "Hey what a Champagne dude!"

    Champagne Charlie was my name, Champagne drinking was my game.
    There was nothing like that pop, pop, pop!
    Every night I used to bop, bop, bop!!
    Champagne Charlie was my name, Champagne drinking was to blame.
    1.Now I drink St Peter's home brew, and things will never be the same!
    2.I drank that stuff until I drop-, drop-, dropped and Champagne Charlie was my name.
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