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I Wouldn't Leave My Little Wooden Hut for You

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"I Wouldn't Leave My Little Wooden Hut for You!" is a music hall song written and composed by Tom Mellor and Chas Collins in 1905. It was popularised by singer Daisy Dormer.

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Lyrics

Once on a cannibal isle there dwelt a dark eyed maid

She lived all alone in a little log hut in the palm tree's shade

And on that island she reigned as queen

One day a stranger appeared on the scene

Said he don’t waste your time out in this awful clime

But come with me my pretty southern maid

To my home across the sea

But he went very red

When she turned up her nose and said

Chorus:

I wouldn't leave my little wooden hut for you-oo

I've got one lover and I don't want two-oo

What might happen there is no knowing

If he comes around so you'd better be going

Cause I wouldn't leave my little wooden hut for you

Just then some cannibals came in sight with swords and spears

Longing for something for supper that night making ugly leers

That queen said ‘Stranger you'd better go

That chief in warpaint you see is my beau'

'Oh is that true?' he said, as towards the stream he fled

And jumped into a boat afloating there

He was soon clean out of sight

He won't return again, just to hear that girl explain

A 1905 recording by Burt Shepard on a Gramophone Concert 78 record may be heard at

Albums

Music for London (The Gift of Music) – CD (2008)

References

I Wouldn't Leave My Little Wooden Hut for You Wikipedia


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