SOURCE:AUSTRALIAN MELODIST NO 21
Written by Lance Lenton
SITE SOURCE: Migrants
FOR “NIX,” N0T ME; FOR “NIX” I BAR
Long time I come-a to dis country out-a from Italy!
Ice-cream cart I take-a, and sell about-a,
Dat-a -was me.
Den I—I make-a de plenty of de money
Selling de ice,
But too much walk-a about-a it wasn’t funny,
Oh, no, not nice.
Ice-cream! ice-cream! selling near and far,
For “nix,” not me—for “nix” I bar.
I chuck-a de ice-cream up, and sell-a de fruit den
Take-a de shop,
With pears, and apples, and orange-a, suit den,
I burn-a de gas to ripe-a de banana,
Make-a dem sweet;
If you buy de two dozen dey cost you a tanner,
Nice-a to eat!
Lesti! Lesti! Vive Italia!
For”nix,” not me—for “nix” I bar.