IRVING BERLIN lyrics - Si's Been Drinking Cider

IRVING BERLIN
"Si's Been Drinking Cider"

[1st verse:]
"What's the matter? What's the matter?" shouted Farmer Brown
As he saw a crowd of people rushing thro' the town
"Is the town on fire or has someone met their death?"
One old Rube looked up at him and cried all out of breath

[1st refrain:]
Si's been drinking cider and he's acting like a fool
Take his wife and hide her for he's liable to treat her cru'l
He's acting mighty gay, he gave his Ingersoll away
Oh! oh! oh! oh! What will the neighbors say?
He told a naughty story to the Parson in the hall
Parson knew the answer so he didn't laugh at all
The constable and sheriff have locked him in the barn
But Si's been drinking cider
So he don't give a good gosh darn

[2nd verse:]
Hiram Perkins heard the news and my but he was vexed
Mumbled to himself "I wonder what will happen next?"
Told his wife that right before she rang the dinner bell
"No use talking, Mary Jane, the country's gone to hell"

[2nd refrain:]
Si's been drinking cider and he's acting like a fool
Take his wife and hide her for he's liable to treat her cru'l
He's acting mighty gay, he gave his Ingersoll away
Oh! oh! oh! oh! What will the neighbors say?
He told an untrue story of a chicken with one leg
Drinking boiling water and it laid a hard-boiled egg
The sheriff won't believe it, he claims that it's a yarn
But Si's been drinking cider
And he don't give a good gosh darn