For All I Had Was Fifty Cents!
A piece entitled "Fifty Cents," by Billy Mortimer and Dan Lewis,
was published in 1881. The Words were by Billy Mortimer.
Dan Lewis wrote a different melody to this fun song.
I just did my thing with it. I hope you enjoy it. Kieto

I took my girl to a fancy ball;
It was a social hop;
We waited til the folks got out,
And the music it did stop.
Then to a restaurant we went,
The best one on the street;
She said she wasn't hungry,
But this is what she ate:
A dozen raw, a plate of slaw,
A chicken and a roast,
Some applesass and sparagass,
And soft-shell crabs on a toast.
Her appetite was immense!
When she called for a pie,
I thought I'd die,
For all I had was fifty cents!

She said she wasn't hungry,
And didn't care to eat,
But I've got money in my clothes
To bet she can't be beat;
She took it in so cozy,
She had an awful tank;
She said she wasn't thirsty,
But this is what she drank:
A whiskey skin, a glass of gin,
Which made me shake with fear,
A ginger pop, with rum on top,
A schooner then of beer,
A glass of ale, a gin cocktail;
She should have had more sense;
When she called for more,
I fell on the floor,
For I had but fifty cents.

Of course I wasn't hungry,
And didn't care to eat,
Expecting every moment
To be kicked out in the street;
She said she'd fetch her family 'round,
And some night we'd have fun;
When I gave the man the fifty cents,
This is what he done:
He tore my clothes,
He smashed my nose,
He hit me on the jaw,
He gave me a prize,
a pair of black eyes,
And with me swept the floor.
He took me where my pants hung loose,
And threw me over the fence;
Take my advice, don't try this twice...

If you've got but fifty cents!

Music written, sung and performed
by Kieto, Kieto and his buddy Kieto!
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