Fellow That Looks Like Me, Sheet Music 03


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Fellow That Looks Like Me, Sheet Music 03


One leaf with preprinted staff lines, handwritten in blue ink on the front. The document is in good physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is moderate fraying along the left edge. The document was laminated. The lower right corner was folded into the laminate. There is lamination-related creasing at the bottom. There are minor stains of unknown origin at the bottom. The note "Book 2" is handwritten at the top right corner. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner.


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That Fellow That Looks Like Me


J. F. Poole


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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That Fellow that Looks Like Me.

In sad despair I wander,
My heart is filled with woe.
When on my grief I ponder,
What to do I do not know.
For cruel fate has on me frowned,
And the trouble seems to be
There’s another fellow in this here town
That’s just the image of me !


Oh, wouldn’t I like to catch him,
Whoever he may be?
Wouldn’t I burst his pumpkin head,
That fellow that looks like me ?

One day while I was walking
Through a narrow street up town,
I was stopped by a man in a rage,
Who said, “I’ve got you, Mr. Brown.
You know my daughter you have wronged”.
Though his gal I never did see,
But he beat me till I was black and blue,
For that fellow that looks like me.

One day while I sat sparking
A girl as dear as life,
A lady who had just dropped in
Says, “Brown, how is your wife?”
In vain I said I’m a single man
Though married I wish to be.”
She called me a swindle and kicked me out
For the fellow that looks like me.

One day when I had started
To the Central Park to go,
A stranger stepped up to me,
Said, “Pay me this bill you owe.”
In vain I said , “ I know you not”,
But he would not let me free
Till a crowd came/around and the bill I paid
For the fellow that looks like me.

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Fellow That Looks Like Me, Lyric Variant 03

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That Fellow that Looks Like Me

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Randolph, 463

Dimensions - Original

175 mm x 212 mm

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