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VP_011463 Verse 1Hooker Roosevelt Washington Green, Hungriest coon that you've ever seen, Dropped into a restaurant, said, look here man, Bring me on some chicken just as soon as you can, Right at the table sat Ephriam Lee, Hungry for chicken as he could be, Green wasn't looking, Lee ate up the bird, Green started kicking, This is what he heard. Chorus 1Excuse me boss that bird was fine, That I honest, truly thought it sure was mine, I declare to goodness, didn't mean no harm, It looked like a chicken from my chicken farm, It looked so nice and brown and sweet, That I couldn't help but start and eat, It might have been your time to dine, But excuse me boss I thought it was mine. Verse 2Hooker Roosevelt Washington Green, Craziest, maddest you've ever seen, Called for the proprietor, said, look here boss, What you goin' to do about that bird I lost? Boss only answered, now if you'll be nice, You'll get more chicken and mellon on ice, On came the order, Lee made for the door, with Chicken and melon, Then Green heard once more.
1 score (5 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Rodney J. Powers
Powers, Rodney J, "Excuse Me Boss I Thought It Was Mine" (1912). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 3364.