If Youíve Only Got a Moustache

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Melody - Stephen C. Foster, 1864; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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George Cooper, 1864

Oh! all of you poor single men,
Donít ever give up in despair,
For thereís always a chance while thereís life
To capture the hearts of the fair,
No matter what may be your age,
You always may cut a fine dash,
You will suit all the girls to a hair
If youíve only got a moustache,
A moustache, a moustache,
If youíve only got a moustache.

2. No matter for manners or style,
No matter for birth or for fame,
All these used to have something to do
With young ladies changing their name,
Thereís no reason now to despond,
Or go and do any thing rash,
For youíll do though you canít raise a cent,
If youíll only raise a moustache!
A moustache, a moustache,
If youíll only raise a moustache.

3. Your head may be thick as a block,
And empty as any foot-ball,
Oh! your eyes may be green as the grass
Your heart just as hard as a wall.
Yet take the advice that I give,
Youíll soon gain affection and cash,
And will be all the rage with the girls,
If youíll only get a moustache,
A moustache, a moustache,
If youíll only get a moustache.

4. I once was in sorrow and tears
Because I was jilted you know,
So right down to the river I ran
To quickly dispose of my woe,
A good friend he gave me advice
And timely prevented the splash,
Now at home Iíve a wife and ten heirs,
And all through a handsome moustache,
A moustache, a moustache,
And all through a handsome moustache.

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