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The Fivepenny Piece Lyrics

Keep Yer 'And On Yer 'Alfpenny (Alex Glasgow)

Keep yer ‘and on yer ‘alfpenny, cover it well with yer palm.
Keep yer ‘and on yer ‘alfpenny, and Molly will come to no harm.

When Molly began to go cour’in’, her Mother was anxious to tell,
How certain young fellows would want her to stray down the pathway to hell.
So Molly’s old Ma used to sing:

Keep yer ‘and on yer ‘alfpenny, cover it well with yer palm (la, la, la, la, la).
Keep yer ‘and on yer ‘alfpenny, and Molly will come to no harm.

They’ll hug you and kiss you so sweetly , make you feel ever so nice,
But handle the fellows discretely, and follow this simple advice.
And follow this simple advice:

Keep yer ‘and on yer ‘alfpenny, cover it well with yer palm (la, la, la, la, la).
Keep yer ‘and on yer ‘alfpenny, and Molly will come to no harm.

Now Molly and me went out courtin’, I told her she’d nothin’ to fear,
But down in the meadow last Sunday, I whispered these words in her ear:
Take yer ‘and off yer ‘alfpenny, look into me bonny-blue eyes,
Take yer ‘and off yer ‘alfpenny, I’ll give you a lovely surprise!

Keep yer ‘and on yer ‘alfpenny, cover it well with yer palm (la, la, la, la, la).
Keep yer ‘and on yer ‘alfpenny, and Molly will come to no harm.
And Molly will come to no harm.
And Molly will come to no harm.

 

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