IRVING BERLIN lyrics - I'd Rather See A Minstrel Show

IRVING BERLIN
"I'd Rather See A Minstrel Show"

[Verse:]
I never cared about the drama
The drama always got my "hammer"
I came from sunny Alabama
Home of the Minstrel show
I think revues are always "bloomers"
They all depend upon costumers
You can have the plays
That are all the craze
At two dollars a throw

[Refrain:]
I'd rather see a minstrel show
Than any other show I know

Oh! those comical folks
With their riddles and jokes

Here is the riddle that I love the best
"Why does a chicken go...?" You know the rest

I'd pawn my overcoat and vest
To see a minstrel show