Pretty young Mabel was helping her mother
Clearing the table and dressing her brother
Washing the dishes, feeding the fishes
As ev'ry girl should do
Johnny dropped in and soon made himself handy
Helping his Mabel dear
When all the work was thro' and nothing more to do
He whispered in her ear
Is there anything else that I can do for you?
Tell me do, come on and ask me to
I've got hours to spare, my dear, and then a few
Tell me Mabel, I'm able to do anything else
So don't you be afraid
Pretty maid, I've learned the tailor trade
And somehow I've been guessin'
That your lips need some pressin'
Tell me, dear, is there anything else?
Pretty young Mabel could not see the joke, so said
"In the stable there's wood to be broke," so
There was no stopping, John started chopping
Chopp'd for an hour or two
Soon work and Johnny became perfect strangers
He did the best he could
Calling his Mabel near, he whispered, "Listen, dear
I'm not so strong for wood!"