OLD CHAP
 
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Mother calls me 'Billiken' and 'Sonny and a lot
Of funny little names, besides the proper one I've got.
Grannie calls me 'Dearie' when I sit upon her lap,
But Daddy nearly always used to say, 'Old Chap!'

Grandpa calls me 'William' and pats me on the head.
Nurse says, 'Goodnight Sweetheart!' when she tucks me up in bed.
I don't mind what they call me, not the leastest little scrap,
But I did like to hear my daddy say, 'Good-night old chap!'

Daddy said good-bye to all of us and went away,
To what they call the better land, a year ago today;
But sometime I shall go there, tho' it's not upon the map.
And then he'll smile at me and say, 'Hello, old chap!'

 
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Written and composed by Ada Leonora Harris & Martin Rose
Performed by Margaret Cooper (1877-1922)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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