GOOD LITTLE GIRL AND THE BAD LITTLE GIRL, THE
fr "The Charlot Show" 1926 musical London sb Jessie Matthews
Jeans / Gay 1926
Jessie Matthews w The Prince Of Wales Theatre Orch rec Nov 24th 1926 London
They were as pretty as they could be
In a skirt and jumper way;
One was all a young girl should be,
But the other, rather gay!
And their only cause for quarrel
Was a very simple one,
Just that one had all the morals,
And the other, all the fun!
The bad little girl
Took the good little girl
To dine at a place she knew;
She had some port
Of the cheaper sort,
And the good girl drank some too!
Said the good little girl,
"Enough I've had,
I am not used to wine!",
For the good little girl felt rather bad,
But the bad girl, she felt fine!
Then a man crossed over to them,
Whom the bad girl said she knew.
She always said she knew them;
At the time, it was quite true!
To accept his Benedictine
The good little girl was loath,
So the bad little girl, she nicked in
And promptly drank them both!
Said the good little girl to the bad little girl,
"It's time for me to go!".
She said goodbye
And in reply,
Said the bad girl,"Cheerio!".
So the good girl slipped away,
And xxxx?, as very oft occurs,
The good little girl, she caught her bus,
And the bad girl, she missed hers!
Now the good little girl
Met the bad little girl
At eleven o'clock next day;
The good girl heard
What had occurred
When the bad girl went her way.
And there's this little fact that must be weighed
In judging good from bad,
That the bad girl wished she had not stayed,
And the good girl wished she had!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - September 2012)