NOW I HAVE TO CALL HIM FATHER
 
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I used to be as happy as the dickies on the trees
That’s when I was courting and my mind was well at ease
I used to feel so loving with ‘En’ry by my side
Looking forward to the day when I should be his bride
But now he’s thrown me over and I’m full of misery
Someone else has done me out of William ‘Enery.

Chorus: He used to come and court his little Mary Ann
I used to think that he was my young man
But Mother caught his eye
And they got married on the sly
Now I have to call him Father.


He used to call me “Dreamy-eyes” and take me on his knee
Kiss my little ruby lips and make a fuss of me
He’d bought a second handed home to comfort me through life
Now he’s thrown me over for a second handed wife
And on the wedding day when he was married to mamma
He said, “Go wash your face and kiss your new papa.”

Chorus:

When I got home this afternoon it broke my heart to see
William cuddling Mother as he used to cuddle me
At ten o clock last night I felt I’d like to punch his head
When he said to me, "Pop off, its time to go to bed”
The next young man I get I’ll let him see me to the door
But I’ll never introduce one to my Mother any more.

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Written and composed by Charles Collins and Fred Godfrey
Performed by Vesta Victoria (1874-1951)
 
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