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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 90, March 7, 1858

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Identifier: DX03476245

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 90, March 7, 1858

Description: Song written by George Arnold.

Transcription:

There to see the waters flow

Flowing towards the sea for ever.

Bow, Wow, Wow! see them flow,

Water always made us shiver!

Bow, Wow, Wow!

We preferred the ruby wine

Maidens too, with cheeks so rosy,

Sitting 'neath the shady vine

With their lovers nice and cosy!

Bow, Wow, Wow! lying low!

Each one looking like a posy!

Bow Wow Wow!

Often, too, there came a bore [note: Banks.],

All our plans for writing baulking,

Telling aphorisms o'er,

Keeping up an awful talking!

Bow, Wow, Wow! Such a row!

Till we had to send him walking!

Bow, Wow, Wow!

Many hours, too, we spent

Playing with a festive dog (x) or

Singing on a bed, content

To smoke our pipes and drink our lager!

Bow Wow Wow! Will you now

Tell us what from this you augur?

Bow, Wow, Wow! '

x 'Madame' Newman had a big fellow of a greyhound who was quite a [word crossed out] character in her establishment. She herself was a fat, jolly woman, who would talk

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1858-03-07

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Arnold, George, 1834-1865

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Dogs
Diaries
Songs

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