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I'm a Suffragette, song lyrics

Song: I'm a Suffragette
Lyrics: M. Olive Drennen

Music: M. C Hanford
Year: 1912 (1)
Genre: Traditional
Country: USA

I met a little country girl,
Eighteen years old, she said.
Her eyes were black, her hair was jet,
and she sadly to me said,

"Yes, Papa votes, but Mama can't,
Oh, no, not yet not yet."
"No matter what the others think,
I am a suffragette."
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Oh, all the men make all the laws,
Which makes the women fret,
But wait and see those laws,
When we at last our suffrage get.

I have a dandy little beau,
He lives down in the town,
And when he asks me to "be his,"
I'll look at him and frown.
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"Yes, Papa votes, but Mama can't,
Oh, no, not yet, not yet.
And I'll not marry any man,
'Til I my suffrage get."


1 - Year of publication according to Here's to the Women, 100 Songs for and About American Women, Hilda E. Wenner and Elizabeth Freilicher, Syracuse University Press, 1987, p.61

2 - Give the Ballots to the Mothers, Francie Wolff, Denlinger's Publishers, Springfield, MO., 1998, p.98-100