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VP_001319 Verse 1There was a maiden decidedly fair; And fairly decided in mind, Who sought her affinity everywhere, Chorus 1But found him not easy to find. She found him not easy, not easy to find, not easy to find, not she She pass'd all the men she knew in review, But none were acceptable quite, In fact she decided they'd none of them do, None of them do, do, do Excepting a fellow, a fellow who might, Excepting a fellow who might Excepting a fellow who might The fellow who might, might, might who might; At first their acquaintance was slight, was slight, But tho' nobody knew how it happen'd, it grew Until they were very good friends were the two The maiden with eyes of a beautiful blue And the fellow who might, might, might Verse 2She spoke of the joys of a batchelor's life, So happy so careless and free, She'd not be a man who was tied to a wife, Chorus 2She'd never get married, not she She'd never get married, get married, not she, get married no, no, not she She wonder'd that men should care to be wed, And thought them exceedingly good, Of course when she put it in that way he said, That way he said, said, said, "I'm one of the fellows, the fellows who would, I'm one of the fellows who would" I'm one of the fellows who would" The fellow who would, would, would who would; The maiden of course understood, stood, stood And tho' nobody knew how it happen'd, it grew Until they were always together these two The maiden with eyes of a beautiful blue And the fellow who would, would, would Verse 3When couples are married of course we're aware That one of them ought to obey; Which seems an arrangement a trifle unfair Chorus 3To such as prefer their own way To such as prefer, as prefer their own way. And many prefer their own way But when this engageing young couple were wed, There was one did exactly as bid; Which was perfectly right, but as ev'ry one said, Ev'ry one said, said, said, It wasn't the woman, the woman who did, It wasn't the woman who did. It wasn't the woman who did. The woman who did, did, did who did, Who didn't do as she was bid, bid, bid, And tho' nobody knew how it happen'd, it's true That one of this couple was boss of the two The wife who commanded her husband to do, And the husband who did, did, did
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Stuart, Leslie and Wood, J. Hickory, "The Fellow Who Might : Angela and Chorus" (1900). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 431.