Song Lyrics From Around The World

Home | Email Us | 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Christmas | Soundtracks | Web Hosting with TotalChoice

big text small text home back forward print

HIGH COST OF LOVING, THE Feat. in the Broadway play "The High Cost Of Loving" (1914) (Music: George W. Meyer / Lyrics: Alfred Bryan) Kolb & Dill (Broadway Production) - 1914 Elida Morris - 1914 The Peerless Quartet - 1914 Victor Military Band (Instr.) - 1914 Billy O'Higgins was feeling quite sad His little sweetheart was treating him bad His weekly earnings were fifteen dollars That only paid for his shirts and collars Each time he'd ask her to go to a show All of her family wanted to go She'd call a taxi to take them all home Then you would hear poor Billy moan The high cost of loving, the high cost of loving It's driving me mad, yes, driving me mad The high cost of living is only a joke The high cost of loving is keeping me broke You borrow from mother, from sister and brother You try to keep up with the style Every bricklayer's daughter drinks wine just like water I'll have to stop loving a while Each night they'd linger around cabarets She could spend money in ten different ways After each drink or a moment later All of his change she would tip the waiter When they played music, his poor heart would sink She'd treat the orchestra all to a drink He would sit there and spend dime after dime While all that she'd spend was her time The high cost of loving, the high cost of loving It's driving me mad, yes, driving me mad The high cost of living is only a joke The high cost of loving is keeping me broke You eat nickle lunches and buy her milk punches You try to keep up with the style Every Mary and Jane wants to bathe in champagne So I'll have to stop loving a while (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - February 2016)

    


International Lyrics Playground       Private Guitar Lessons in Connecticut!       Web Hosting with TotalChoice       Click and start earning!       Privacy Policy