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Rank this week: 16 (↑29)
Duration: 6:10 
Release Date: 1921 
Lyrics By: Al Shean/Ed Gallagher (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Al Shean/Ed Gallagher (Stavro Arrgolus) 
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  • Al Shean was the uncle of Groucho Marx and is mentioned briefly in his autobiography "Groucho And Me". (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    There are two funny men
    The best I've ever seen
    One is Mr. Gallagher, the other's Mr. Shean
    When these two cronies meet
    It surely is a treat
    For the things they say and the things they do
    And the funny way they greet

    Shean- Oh Mister Gallagher, Mister Gallagher
    When you get home you'll get a great surprise
    When your ship is drawing near
    it will make you shed a tear
    to see the lights of New York shining in the sky

    Gallagher- Oh Mr Shean, Mr Shean
    I have made that trip so I know just what you mean
    But there's one that shines so bright
    it's the brightest one in sight
    Shean- Statue of Liberty, Mr Gallagher?
    Gallagher- Coney Island, Mr. Shean!

    Shean- Oh, Mr. Gallagher. Oh, Mister Gallagher!
    It's a long time now yet since you went away
    You and I have been such pals
    especially with the gals
    and we missed you, oh we missed you every day
    Gallagher- Oh Mr. Shean. Oh Mr. Shean!
    I've been away to school, that's why I've not been seen
    The school taught Memory
    and I took the first degree
    Shean- Name the school please Mr. Gallagher
    Gallagher- I forget it Mr. Shean!

    Shean- Oh, Mr. Gallagher! Oh, Mister Gallagher!
    Gallagher- Hello, what's on your mind this morning, Mr. Shean?
    Shean- Everybody's making fun
    of the way our country's run
    All the papers say we'll soon live European
    Gallagher- Why, Mr. Shean. Why, Mr. Shean!
    On the day they took away our old canteen
    Cost of living went so high
    That it's cheaper now to die
    Shean- Oh, that's silly Mr. Gallagher!
    Gallagher- Absolutely, Mr. Shean!

    Shean- Oh, Mr. Gallagher. Oh, Mr. Gallagher!
    If you're a friend of mine you'll lend me a couple of bucks!
    I'm so broke and badly bent
    I haven't got a cent
    I'm so clean you'd think that I was washed in Lux!
    Gallagher- Oh, Mr. Shean. Oh, Mr. Shean!
    Do you mean to say you haven't got a bean?
    Mark my word as I'm alive
    I intended touching you for five!
    Shean- Oh I thank you Mr. Gallagher!
    Gallagher- You are welcome, Mr. Shean!

    Shean- Oh Mr. Gallagher! Oh, Mr. Gallagher!
    Once I think I saw you save a lady's life!
    In a rowboat out to sea
    You were a hero then to me
    And I thought perhaps you'd make this girl your wife
    Gallagher- Oh, Mr. Shean! Oh, Mr. Shean!
    As she sunk I dove down like a submarine!
    Dragged her up upon the shore
    Now she's mine for evermore
    Shean- Who, the lady Mr. Gallagher?
    Gallagher- No! The rowboat, Mr. Shean!

    Shean- Oh, Mr. Gallagher! Oh, Mr. Gallagher!
    What's the name of the game they play upon the links?
    With a stick they knock the ball
    Where you can't find it at all?
    And the caddie walks around and thinks and thinks?
    Gallagher- Oh, Mr. Shean! Oh, Mr. Shean!
    You don't even know a hazard from a green
    It's become a popular game
    And you don't even know it's name
    Shean- Sure 'tis croquet, Mr. Gallagher?
    Gallagher- No! Lawn tennis, Mr. Shean!

    Shean- Oh, Mr. Gallagher! Oh, Mr. Gallagher!
    I was wondering why did you come here alone?
    You must have something on your mind
    to leave your wife so far behind
    she can't even reach you on the telephone
    Gallagher- Mr. Shean! Why Mr. Shean
    I came here because she treated me so mean
    Was your married life all right?
    Shean- Mine was fight,fight,fight!
    Look at that black eye Mr. Gallagher!
    Gallagher- Look at this one, Mr. Shean!

    Shean- Oh, Mr. Gallagher, Oh, Mr. Gallagher
    In New York the girls wear such alluring styles
    At 42nd and Broadway
    You could find me every day
    I used to follow them for miles and miles
    Gallagher- Oh, Mr. Shean, Oh Mr. Shean
    Here in Egypt they have styles I've never seen
    All up and down the Nile
    the girls wear nothing but a smile
    Shean- That's why I'm here, Mr. Gallagher!
    Gallagher- That's why I'm here, Mr. Shean!

    (Stavro Arrgolus)
    Current Rating 10.0 (1 vote)
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    Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  07-25-10 01:31 AM  -  11 years ago
    Here's another mistake the upgrade screwed up. Until a moment ago, this Jazz Age song was credited to Rycehat. I don't think he's quite that old.
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