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As follows is the make-up I shall buy,
Next week, when from the boss I pull my pay: -
A white and yellow zig-zag cutaway,
A sunset-colored vest and purple tie,
A shirt for vaudeville and something fly
In gunboat shoes and half-hose on the gay.
I'll get some green shoe-laces, by the way,
And a straw lid to set 'em stepping high.

Then shall I shine and be the great main squeeze,
The warm gazook, the only on the bunch,
The Oklahoma wonder, the whole cheese,
The baby with the Honolulu hunch -
That will bring Mame to time - I should say yes!
Ain't my dough good as Murphy's? Well, I guess!