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  1. Dulcie Forbes
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Lyrics

Dulcie Forbes

On the train from Pittsburgh to New York -
lemme tell you why.
“Dulcie Forbes”.
I love her and she loves me, but not her ma nor daddy!
They got a lot of money, and they gonna get some more.
They shipping her to London, Dulcie Forbes.

Faster train! Hurry up, train!
Gotta stop her getting on that ship.
We have danced many-a-time.
We have kissed in soft moonlight.
I know her body so well.
And she knows mine!
I’d rather live poor and have you in my life,
than be rich and never known you.

God speed this train! Get me to that pier.
I make my claim to take the name of Dulcie Forbes.

Met her the week Warren Harding died - beer and bathtub gin.
Her mama didn’t like her little girl spending so much time with a girl like me.
It was too late.
By then, Dulcie and me were lovers.
All our friends knew, and no one cared -
‘bout the kind of love no one dared.
We’ve danced and kissed in soft moonlight.
I know her body so well. And she knows mine.

So her daddy booked her passage on a ship out of New York -
get her married off to some rich English lord.
They tried to keep it secret, but I discovered their scheme.
I may not be a royal,
but Dulcie is my queen.
I’d rather live poor and have you in my life,
than be rich and never have known you.

So Godspeed this train!
Gotta make my claim to take her name -
Dulcie!