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VP_007813 Verse 1I'll never tell a secret to a friend again If I out live Methusalum I found a thousand dollars on the street one day And tried my very best to keep it mum I told it to Eph Johnson on the strict Q. T. And Eph he told another friend That friend then told the owner and he called on me So I had to give the money back again. Chorus 1Well a friend of mine told a friend of mine In a confidential way And that friend of his told a friend of his And he told him not to say a word about it Then that same friend's friend told another friend And the rumor spread about Or (And ev'ry one that told it told the other not to tell/The preacher told the sexton and the sexton tolled the bell) That's the way they let the secret out. Verse 2I had a sure thing in the Brooklyn handicap A ten to one shot was to win I wanted all my friends to make some money too The way we'd beat the bookies was a sin My wife told her relations to bet all they had The tip was eighteen karat fine The horse ran last and ever since they're looking for The friend who told it to a friend of mine.
1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Jerome H. Remick & Co
Kendis, James; Paley, Herman; and Bryan, "A Friend Of Mine Told A Friend Of Mine" (1906). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 2106.