They always pick on me / words by Stanley Murphy music by Harry Von Tilzer
Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946. “They always pick on me / words by Stanley Murphy music by Harry Von Tilzer.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 15 July 2019, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/36705. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.
|Title||They always pick on me / words by Stanley Murphy music by Harry Von Tilzer|
|Subject||Popular music -- 1911-1920|
|Description||For voice and piano;Caption title|
|Creator||Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946|
|Publisher||New York : Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.|
|Contributor||Murphy, Stanley, 1875-1919|
|Format||1 score (5 pages) 35 cm|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: When I was born my Pa and Ma they looked at me and said|
|Is Part Of||Sheet Music Collection, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, University Libraries, Bowling Green State University|
VERSE 1: 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 Paw 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 step-child ever since.
VERSE 2: My Ma put me to bed and said/ The Angels watched me in the bed/ 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 bow-wow,/ I think I'm losing something noe.
VERSE 3: One morning just at four o'clock/ 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 is it Pa,/ It's twelve o'clock my Pa told Ma,/ Just then the Cuckoo Cuckooed four/ And Pa made me Cuckoo eight times more.
CHORUS: 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 do bye and bye/ I'll eat some words and then I'll die/ And when I'm gone you wait and see/ They'll all be sorry that they picked on me.