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BEHIND THOSE SWINGING DOORS (Fleming Allan) Spike Jones & his City Slickers (Vocal: Del Porter) - 1941 T'was Saturday night in an old mining town Jake's bar room was merry and gay While far from the laughter a mother did wait For Pop to come home with his pay "What's keeping dear Father, why doesn't he come?" The daughter exclaimed through her tears The Mother replied, "I'm sadly afraid Your Father has stopped for some beers" Oh….Oh! The doors swing in, the doors swing out Where some pass in, and others pass out Your Father, I fear, has his nose in the beer Behind those swinging door-or-ors, (Hic) Behind those swinging doors. "Oh I shall go fetch him" the daughter declared "He shan't bring disgrace to our name" Then straight-way she ran to the corner saloon To save her poor Father from shame "Dear Father, Dear Father come home with me now The clock in the steeple strikes two" (Ding, Ding, Ding) "Dear Mother is waiting, the rent must be paid Don't spend all your money for brew" Oh….Oh! The doors swing in, the doors swing out Where some pass in, and others pass out Through the smoke and the haze There stood Pop in a daze Behind those swinging door-or-ors, (Hic) Behind those swinging doors. Each Saturday night at the corner saloon The miners come in with their gold And Father blows in all his wages for gin And Nellie blows home in the cold "Dear Mother", she wailed, "My mission I've failed, My Father will ne'er mend his ways" The Mother explained "We'll suffer the shame, It's always the woman who pays" Oh….Oh! The doors swing in, the doors swing out Where some pass in, and others pass out This story is told of a fool and his gold Behind those swinging door-or-ors, (Hic – Burp) Behind those swinging doors. (Contributed/Transcribed by Bill Huntley - October 2005)

    


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