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It's Cheaper To Move Than Pay Rent, song lyrics

Song: It's Cheaper To Move Than Pay Rent
Lyrics: George A. Swain

Music: George A. Swain
Year: 1886
Genre:
Country: USA


My name it is Patrick McGuffin,
I'm a Turk from the Isle of Japan.
Now you keep quiet and say nothin',
For I'm known as a terrible man.
My landlord in Ireland did suffer.
Though it did make me feel discontent.
But I tell you I knock'd out the duffer,
For it's cheaper to move than pay rent.

With hoe and a hod I'm quite handy,
I've a wife and nine innocent brats.
The kids smear me o'ver with candy.
The old woman puts bricks in my had.
I vot I'll be good and do better.
For rum all the money was spent.
But I told her today when I met her,
That it's cheaper to move than pay rent.
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There's water some say in the cellar,
And all other such terrible Jokes.
Then often you'll hear some one bellow,
That the chimney's stopp'd up and it smokes.
The boodle you get on your pay day,
ou will count ev'ry dollar and cent,
And while thinking it over you will say,
It is cheaper to move than pay rent.

A constable's notification,
Thirty days then your rent for to meet,
Then fifteen at that expiration,
And five more sets you out in the street.
I tell all my friends and relations,
That now is the time to repent,
And not mind all the intimidations,
As it's cheaper to move than pay rent.
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Oh my "Sic semper tyrannis"(3),
And death to the landlord who expects a cent,
From me.
I say I'm no ignoramus,
For I find it's cheaper to move than pay rent.


Notes:

1 - Published in 1886 by The W. F. Shaw Co., Chicago

2 - Transcribed from the sheet music.

3 - According to Google Translate, "Sic semper tyrannis" translates from the Latin, as: "Thus always to tyrants"