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In the Presence of the Passenjare, song lyrics

Song: In the Presence of the Passenjare
Lyrics: Mark Twain & A. O. Hand (1)(2)(3)

Music: A. O. Hand(1)(3)
Year: 1876(1)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA


Oh, conductor, when you take your slip, (and get your fare,)
Punch it in the presence of the passenjare,
Punch it brother, punch it with the utmost care,
In the presence of the passenjare.

(CHORUS:)
A blue trip slip for an eight cent fare,
A buff trip slip for a six cent fare,
A pink trip slip for a three cent fare,
In the presence of a passenjare.
So be sure that when you take your slip, (and get your fare,)
Ev'ry one may see you punch it, then and there,
'Tis the only way to keep your charactare,
In the presence of the passenjare.

Then the railroad owners, they would like their own small share,
Ev're time you get a chance to take a fare,
How'll they ever know unless you punch with care,
In the presence of the passenjare?
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(CHORUS)

Do not be discouraged, brother; oh, do not despair,
Even when you have a very crowded care,
You'll get through, if, when you punch, you'll shout and swear,
In the presence of the passenjare.

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - Transcribed from the sheet music published by John Church and Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Root and Sons Music, Chicago, Illinois.

2 - A biography of Samuel Clemens who published under the moniker of Mark Twain (1835 - 1910).

3 - Sorry we have no biographical data on "A. O. Hand". If you do and would share it with us, it would be appreciated. Thank you.