FOLLOWING IN FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS
 
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To follow in your Father's footsteps
A motto for each boy
And following in Father's footsteps is
A thing I much enjoy
My Mother caught me out one evening
Up the West End on the spree
She said, “Where are you going?”
I answered, “Don't ask me,”

Chorus: I'm following in Father's footsteps
I'm following the dear old dad
He's just in front with a fine big gal
So I thought that I'd have one as well
I don't know where he's going
But when he gets there I'll be glad
I'm following in Father's footsteps
I'm following the dear old dad.


Pa said that to the North of England
On business had to go
To Charing Cross he went, and where he booked
I booked first class also
I found myself that night in Paris
To the clergyman next door
I answered when he said, “What are
You in this gay place for?”

Chorus: I'm following in Father's footsteps
I'm following the dear old dad
He's travelling now for his firm you see
In fancy goods it seems to me
I don't know where he's going
But when he gets there I'll be glad
I'm following in Father's footsteps
I'm following the dear old dad.


At Margate with papa I toddled out
To have a good old swim
I did not know the proper place to bathe
So I left it all to him
I found myself amongst some ladies
And enjoyed it, so did pa
Till ma yelled “Percy, fie for shame”
Said I “ Its all right ma,

Chorus: I'm following in Father's footsteps
I'm following the dear old dad
He's just out there with the fair Miss Jupp
To show me how to hold girls up
I'm going to hold her next ma
So when he drops her I'll be glad
I'm following in Father's footsteps
I'm following the dear old dad.


To dinner up in town last night I went
And pa went there as well
How many lemonades we had, my word
I really couldn't tell
At 2am pa started off for home
Like this, and so did I
Folks said ”Mind where you are going”
But I simply made reply.

Chorus: I'm following in Father's footsteps
I'm following the dear old dad
He's wobbling on in the front you see
And ‘pon my word he's worse than me
I don't know where he's going
But when he gets there I'll be glad
I'm following in Father's footsteps
I'm following the dear old dad.
 
PDF Sheet Music
 
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Performed by Miss Vesta Tilley (1864-1952)
Written and composed by E.W. Rogers
 
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