Titel: "They Always Pick On Me"                

Komponist: Harry von Tilzer

Texter: Stanley Murphy

Verlag: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co., New York

Erscheinungsjahr: 1911

Druckerei: Keine Angabe

Graphiker: Etherington

Sammlungsnummer: 7717


Der Text schildert die Leiden eines Kindes:


When I was born my Pa and Ma

They looked at me and said oh pshaw

The doctor said it's a girl I think

And Pa went out and got a drink,

Then Ma said I looked just like Pa

And Pa said I took after Ma

Aunt Jane said I looked like a quince

And I've been a stepchild ever since.



They always, always pick on me

They never, never let me be

I'm so very lonesome, awfully sad

It's a long time since I've been glad,

But, I know what I'll bye and bye

I'll eat some worms then I'll die

And when I'm gone you wait and see

They'll all be sorry that they picked on me.


My Ma put me to bed and said

The Angels watched me in the bad

They wouldn't let things frighten me,

Then the Angels started biting me;

When my Ma sends me to the store

I lose the change then she gets sore,

I lost my cat and my bowwow

I think I'm losing something now.




One morning just at four oclock

Somebody tried to pick our lock

I knew t'was papa sure as sin

And opened the door and let him in,

My Ma said what time it is Pa,

It's twelve oclock my Pa told Ma,

Just then the Cuckoo Cuckooed four

And Pa made me Cuckoo eight times more.




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