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Arthur Lloyd's 'Ill Used Organ Man'

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Arthur Lloyd's 'Ill Used Organ Man'

Arthur Lloyd's 'Ill Used Organ Man'

Arthur Lloyd's 'Ill Used Organ Man'

Arthur Lloyd's 'Ill Used Organ Man'

Above - Arthur Lloyd's 'Ill Used Organ Man'

Above - Arthur Lloyd's 'Ill Used Organ Man'

Above - Arthur Lloyd's 'Ill Used Organ Man'

Lyrics

1

There's been a thundering row lately,
'Bout a young girl, Fan;
'Who was said to have been stolen,
By a nasty organ man:
And folks say I'm the youth thats meant,
I don't deny I am;
You've heard enough about me now,
Behold the Organ Man

Chorus. But when you see an organ grinder pass,
Don't forget the poor outcast;
A penny or a halfpennys all I ask,
For the ill used organ man.

2

Now my wife as is, of course you know
I mean my darling Fan;
Never frets 'bout leaving a dirty youth,
For a handsome organ man:
No arts I used to make her wed,
Tho' of treachery I'm accused;
I asked her to marry and that is all,
The witchcraft I have used.
Chorus
.

3

But a time has now arrived,
I am very much afraid;
When I'll have to drop my instrument,
And try some other trade:
They say Police can lock us up,
And take our organs too;
But if I lose my instrument,
What will my poor wife do,
Chorus.

4

The poor man thus, no chance has got,
Good music now to hear;
And what'll the servants do at all,
They'll surely drop a tear:
In memory of the organ man,
Who many an hour has spent;
In their mistress's absence cheering them,
With his musical instrument.
Chorus

5

I think I now have said enough,
Your patience I'll not tire;
But believe me that your kindness,
I will always much admire:
Before I leave I only wish,
You'll shew by your applause;
You take a little interest in,
The organ grinders cause.
Chorus

ENCORE.

I think you wish me back again,
By crying out encore;
But I hope that you'll excuse me now,
From singing any more:
To gratify you one and all,
I do the best, I can;
And hope you'll come back many nights,
To see the organ man.
Chorus

This song sheet was very kindly scanned and sent in by George Rhodes
Courtesy George's wife Margaret Caroline Grace

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