You've heard about foxy old Brownie
Who sent his whole fam'ly away
Well you can just bet that I envied old Brown
When I heard him shouting Hooray!
I borrowed some money from Brownie
Induced my old lady to pack
It's now been a month and I can't raise the price
To pay for her fare coming back
Oh, where is my wife tonight?
Oh, why did she leave my sight?
I'm sorry to say, I shouted hooray!
Oh, why did I ever let her go away?
She never would leave the town
If it hadn't have been for Brown
Bring back, bring back
Bring back my wifey to me
I've tried ev'ry way to raise money
But none of my friends are in town
Excepting the one man who started this thing
So I called around to see Brown
He answered, "I'm sorry old fellow
I'll have to refuse you this time
I just have enough money left in the bank
To send for that fam'ly of mine"