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GUEST,Sarah 24 Mar 08 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,Larry 29 Nov 08 - 12:29 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I will build a hut for dad out on the ba
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 24 Mar 08 - 06:53 AM

Hi,

I've been looking for the rest of these lyrics for ages. I'm pretty sure they're American, but know nothing more. It's a song my mother used to sing, and the chorus goes something like:

I will build a hut for dad, out on the back of the lot.
All he'll need is a table a chair and an old-fashioned cot,
And when you're old as my granddad, and I think you're in the way,
That is where I'll put you, and there you'll have to stay.

Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I will build a hut for dad out on the bac
From: GUEST,Larry
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 12:29 AM

I have the last two pages from the song - remnants of a book my mother sang/played from. I'd appreciate the starting lyrics if someone has given you them.

Verse 1: .....
The old man now was in the way since no more gold he had.
We don't need dad, he said to his wife, I just wnat you and Ned.
What shall we do? his wife replied, the husband smiled and said.

CHORUS:
I will build a hut for dad, out on the back of the lot,
All he'll need is a ta-ble, a stove and an old fashioned cot.
And when we're rid of my old man, things will be brighter fore me,
With just you and little Ned, my own dear family.

Verse 2...
That is where I will put you and there you'll have to stay,
The father sobbed and cried aloud, "Oh, please, my little Ned,
will you forgive me child?" he sobbed, "And forget that I e'er said:

CHORUS:


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