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VP_015104 Verse 1Mister Stephen Lee fly as he can be, Who's living on the second floor apartment twenty three, His wife who's slim, neat and trim, It seems as tho' that here of late she's wise to him. Last Tuesday night he had a date, So Wednesday night she stayed out late; When she came home he had the nerve to start an argument. "Where have you been at this hour?" said he, "Well, where were you last night?" said she, "My club held a meeting honey honest and true," Said she "My club held a meeting too." Chorus 1It's fifty fifty, it's fifty fifty, Not sixty forty nor sev'nty thirty; I've figured your percentage Hon, it won't do, You've been cheating me, And I've been square with you; I'm getting even, it's even Stephen, I'm wise to your lies 'cause you opened up my eyes, If you want to get along and be a friend of mine, It's got to be fifty fifty all the time. Verse 2Now you needn't fret I'm no suffragette, Just bet your bottom dollar I'll get even with you yet. For you're to blame," she exclaimed, "The way that you've been acting man it is a shame; Just here of late I have been told, That I've begun to look so old, Now Steve you know I'm only six months older sir than you. Now listen dear to what I will say, You promised me that you'd obey; The name of your lodge it may be "Night-Owls" that's true, There's a female lodge by the same name too."
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Smith, Chris; Burris, Jim; and Starmer, "Fifty - Fifty" (1914). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 4439.