Oh! Where Is My Wife Tonight?

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Verse 1

You've heard of that foxy old Brownie,
Who sent his whole fam'ly away?
Well you can just bet that I envied old Brown,
When I heard him shouting hooray!
I borrowed some money from Brownie,
Induced by old lady to pack,
It's now been a month and I can't raise the price
To pay for her fare coming back.

Chorus

Oh, where is my wife tonight?
Oh, why did she leave my sight?
I'm sorry to say, I shouted hooray!
Oh why did I ever let her go away?
She never would leave the town
If it hadn't have been for Brown,
Bring back, bring back,
Bring back my wifey to me.

Verse 2

I've tried ev'ry way to raise money,
But none of my friends are in town
Excepting the one man that started this thing.
So I called around to see Brown.
He answered, "I'm sorry, old fellow,
I'll have to refuse you this time,
I have just enough money left in the bank
So send for that fam'ly of mine."

Chorus

Oh, where is my wife tonight?
Oh, why did she leave my sight?
I'm sorry to say, I shouted hooray!
Oh why did I ever let her go away?
She never would leave the town
If it hadn't have been for Brown,
Bring back, bring back,
Bring back my wifey to me.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1989, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 25 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.