A COUPLE OF SWELLS

IRVING BERLIN

 

 

 

Red Readers 1 and 2 in unison (except lines 19-21)

Black - All

1.   We're a couple of swells

2.   We stop at the best hotels

3.   But we prefer the country far away from the city smells

4.   We're a couple of sports

5.   The pride of the tennis courts

6.   In June, July and August we look cute when we're dressed in shorts

7.   The Vanderbilts have asked us up for tea

8.   We don't know how to get there, no siree

9.   No, siree

 

10.              We would drive up the Avenue, but we haven't got the price

11.              We would skate up the Avenue, but there isn't any ice

12.              We would ride on a bicycle, but we haven't got a bike

13.              So we'll walk up the Avenue

14.              Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue

15.              And to walk up the Avenue's what we like

 

16.              Wall Street bankers are we

17.              With plenty of currency

18.              We'd open up the safe but we forgot where we put the key

19.              Readers 3 and 4 We're the favorite lads

20.              Of girls in the picture ads

21.              We'd like to tell you who we kissed last night but we can't be cads

22.              The Vanderbilts are waiting at the club

23.              But how are we to get there, that's the rub

24.              That's the rub

 

25.              We would sail up the Avenue, but we haven't got a yacht

26.              We would drive up the Avenue, but the horse we had was shot

27.              We would ride on a trolley car but we haven't got the fare

28.              So we'll walk up the Avenue

29.              Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue

30.              Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue till we're there

 

31.              We would swim up the Avenue but we haven't any lake

32.              So we'll walk up the Avenue

33.              Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue

34.              Yes, a walk up the Avenue's what we'll take