"My Mother Was A Lady" as written by and Edward B. Marks Joseph W. Stern....
Two drummers sat at dinner in a grand hotel one day
While dining they were chatting in a jolly sort of way
When a pretty waitress brought them a fancy tray of food
They spoke to her familiarly in a manner rather rude

At first she did not notice, or make the least reply
But one remark was passed that brought teardrops to her eyes
and facing her tormentors, with cheeks now burning red
She looked the perfect picture as appealingly she said

My Mother was a lady and yours, you will allow
and you may have a sister who needs protection now
I've come to this great city to find a brother dear
and you'd dare not insult me, sir, if Jack were only here

It's just one touch of nature
But it makes the whole World kin
And every word she uttered seemed to touch their hearts within

They sat there stunned in silence, until one cried in shame
Forgive me, miss, I meant no harm, pray tell me what's your name
She told him and he cried I know your brother too
Why we've been friends for many years and he often speaks of you
He'll be so glad to see ypu and if you'll only wed
I'll take you to him as my wife for I've loved you since you said

My Mother was a lady like yours, you will allow
And you may have a sister who needs protection now
I've come to this great city to find a brother dear
and you'd dare not insult me, sir, if Jack were only here


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