Oh my grandmother, she at the age of 83
One day in May was taken ill and died
After she was dead
The will of course was read
By a lawyer as we all stood side by side.
To my brother it was found
She had left a hundred pounds
And the same unto my sister I declare.
But when it came to me
The lawyer said, "I see
She has left to you her old arm-chair.
Oh how they tittered
And how they chaffed
Oh how my brother and sister laughted
When they heard the lawyer declare
Granny had left to me, her old/armchair.
Oh I thought hardly fair
Yet I said I did not care
And in xxxxxx the evening took the chair away.
My brother at me chaffed
My sister at me xxxxxxxx laughed,
And said, "John it will be useful some day."
When you settle down in life
And some girl to be your wife
You will find it very handy, I declare
On a cold and frosty night
While thefire was burning bright
You can sit up in your old arm-chair.
What my sister said was true
In just a year or two
Stange to say Isettled down in married life.
I first a girl did court
And then a ring I bought
I took her to the church,
And then she was my wife.
Oh that, girl and me
Were as happy as couldbe
And we loved each other dearly, I declare.
I never abroad would roam
But each night would stay at home
And be seated in that old arm-chair.
But one night the chair fell down,
When I picked it I found
That the seat had fallen out upon the floor,
And there to my surprise
I saw before my eyes
Notes containing two thousand pounds or more,
When my brother heard of this
The fellow, I confess
Went raging and with anger tore his hair.
I only laughed at him
And said unto him "Jim
Don’t you wish that you had xx got
The old arm chair.
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