If You've Only Got a Moustache

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Music by Stephen Foster
Lyrics by George Cooper

VERSE 1

    D 
Oh! all of you poor single men,

      G 
Don't ever give up in despair,

            D 
For there's always a chance while there's life

   A7          D             A 
To capture the hearts of the fair,

   D 
No matter what may be your age,

    G          E7         A 
You always may cut a fine dash,

         D            Em         D    G 
You will suit all the girls to a hair,___

          D    A7        Bm 
If you've only got a moustache,

G     D      G     D 
A moustache, a moustache,

G         D    A7        D 
If you've only got a moustache.

VERSE 2

   D 
No matter for manners or style,

   G 
No matter for birth or for fame,

          D 
All these used to have something to do

     A7           D              A 
With young ladies changing their name,

        D 
There's no reason now to despond,

   G         E7       A 
Or go and do anything rash,

           D             Em            D    G 
For you'll do though you can't raise a cent,___

          D    A7          Bm 
If you'll only raise a moustache,

G     D      G     D 
A moustache, a moustache,

G         D    A7          D 
If you'll only raise a moustache.

VERSE 3

     D 
Your head may be thick as a block,

    G 
And empty as any football,

         D 
Oh! your eyes may be green as the grass

     A7            D         A 
Your heart just as hard as a wall.

    D 
Yet take the advice that I give,

       G           E7          A 
You'll soon gain affection and cash,

         D          Em            D     G 
And will be all the rage with the girls,___

          D    A7        Bm 
If you'll only get a moustache,

G     D      G     D 
A moustache, a moustache,

G         D    A7        D 
If you'll only get a moustache.

VERSE 4

  D 
I once was in sorrow and tears,

   G 
Because I was jilted you know,

         D 
So right down to the river I ran

   A7         D          A 
To quickly dispose of my woe,

  D 
A good friend he gave me advice,

    G         E7         A 
And timely prevented the splash,

       D           Em           D     G 
Now at home I've a wife and ten heirs,___

        D         A7           Bm 
And all through a handsome moustache,

G     D      G     D 
A moustache, a moustache,

G       D         A7           D 
And all through a handsome moustache.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor G Major
Guitar A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor G Major
Mandolin A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor G Major
Piano A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor G Major
Ukulele A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 E Minor G Major