Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1910

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Harry Bulger

Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York; Detroit

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Abstract

VERSE 1
A bunch of college freshmen were as homesick as could be,
They shed their tear for Mother dear until they couldn’t see,
‘Twas mother this, and sister that, and mother, dear, some more,
Till one of them jumped up and threw his glass upon the floor.

CHORUS 1
Rah! Rah! Rah!
What’s the matter with father, he’s all right,

What’s it matter if father’s hair is white?
I’m very strong for the other sex,
But Dad’s the fellow that sends the checks,
What’s the matter with father, he’s all right,

VERSE 2
When daddy came to visit son, said son “Now be a sport”
We’ll take some girls to supper and we’ll have a little quart,”
The evening passed along, and all the freshmen passed away,
But Dad was little “bright eyes” till the early break of day.

CHORUS 2
What’s the matter with father, he’s all right,
What’s it matter if father’s hair is white?
Oh, there was never a vacant chair
Between dear Dad and a maiden fair,
What’s the matter with father, he’s all right,

VERSE 3
Now father was a doctor and a specialist you see,
While mother slept his midnight calls made up his specialty.
One night while sneaking up to bed, he hit the parrot’s cage,
And as it rolled along the hall, the parrot yelled with rage.

CHORUS 3
What’s the matter with father, he’s all in,
What’s the matter with father, where’s he ‘bin?
Oh, mother, mother come get your ‘doc’,
Before he strangles the coo coo clock,
What’s the matter with father, he’s all in.

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