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Lyr Req: I'm Going to Have My Name above the Door

Sandy Mc Lean 17 Apr 03 - 05:38 AM
Lin in Kansas 18 Apr 03 - 12:23 AM
Jim Dixon 16 Sep 11 - 05:26 PM
Deckman 16 Sep 11 - 05:45 PM
Gorgeous Gary 16 Sep 11 - 06:59 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 16 Sep 11 - 10:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Unknown (My Name Upon The Door ???)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 17 Apr 03 - 05:38 AM

Does anyone know the title or other verses for this song?

       I'm going to put my name upon the door
       In fact I should have done it long before
       But it's better late than never and it must be done however
       so I'm going to put my name upon the door

         
             Moran taing agus slainte,
                           Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unknown - put my name upon the door
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 18 Apr 03 - 12:23 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M GOING TO HAVE MY NAME ABOVE THE DOOR
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Sep 11 - 05:26 PM

The sheet music can be seen at the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music - Click for a PDF.

"Wm. J. Ashcroft's popular song"
I'M GOING TO HAVE MY NAME ABOVE THE DOOR
"Also sung by America's sketch artists, Wylie and Sanford."
Words and music by J. J. Stamford
New York: Harding's Music Office, ©1887.

1. When I bought out from Flynn,
He went out and I went in.
There was no one knew the diff'rence, I am sure,
For the bus'ness didn't stop
At my little liquor shop
When I'm going to put my name above the door;
For the trade remained the same,
Though I never changed the name,
They took me for bartender, I am sure.
But I'll have ye all to know
I'm the boss down here below,
Where I'm going to put my name above the door.

CHORUS: For I’m going to put my name above the door.
In fact I should have done it long before.
It's better late than never,
And it must be done however,
So I'm going to put my name above the door.

2. I am building me a sign
Of an elegant design.
It will reach across from number six to mine.
It will say in letters bold,
Black and tan, and tipped with gold,
That the whole of the establishment is mine.
I will build a story higher,
And insure in case of fire.
I'll have my office on the second floor;
And when everything's complete,
Sure there's no one can compete
With Maloney and his name above the door. CHORUS.

3. I will shortly stop retail,
And go in for wholesale,
And then I'll be a merchant out and out;
And all my friends they say to me
I a congressman should be,
For I'm the coming man without a doubt.
Now when I look around
That you're my friends I will be bound,
And I know that all your votes I could secure,
But I think I'd better stop
At my little liquor shop
When I'm going to have my name above the door. CHORUS.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Going to Have My Name above the Door
From: Deckman
Date: 16 Sep 11 - 05:45 PM

I find this song very interesting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Going to Have My Name above the Door
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 16 Sep 11 - 06:59 PM

Oh, very cool song. Need to put this in the queue to be learned.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Going to Have My Name above the Door
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 16 Sep 11 - 10:51 PM

Thanks Jim!
My mother used to sing this when I was small but I could only remember the chorus. I am always amazed to find old Mudcat threads return to life!
             Sandy


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