Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Jen Lyr Req: Now I Have to Call Him Father (6) RE: Lyrics: Now I have to call him Father 25 Jan 98


Well, I used to be as happy as the birdies on the trees,
And that was when I'm courtin' and its in my memories
I used to feel so happy with my henry by my side
looking forward to the day when I would be his bride
But now he's thrown me over and I'm full of misery
For someone else has wiped me eyes with William Henry

Oh, he used to come and court his little Mary Ann
I used to think that he was my own man
But mother caught his eye and they got married on the sly
And now I have to call him father

He used to take my hand and say please walk with me through life,
But now he's thrown me over for a second-handed wife
And on his wedding day when he was married to me ma
He said run along and wash your face and kiss your new papa

Oh, he used to come and court his little MaryAnn
I used to think that he was my young man
But mother caught his eye and they got married on the sly
And now I have to call him father!

Now later on in after years it broke my heart indeed
To see him twiddle mummy as he used to twiddle me
At ten o' clock last night I felt I'd like to punch his head
When he said run along, its time to go to bed

The next young man I meet I'll let him lead me to the door
But never introduce him to me mother anymore

Oh, he used to come and court his little MaryAnn
I used to think that he was my young man
But mother caught his eye and they got married on the sly
And now I have to call him father.

This is from memory, as my tape of the song has lately died. I think I remembered the whole thing, but if not, please forgive!

Jen


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.