Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Freckles

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1919

Comments

Freckles
by Cliff Hess, Milton Ager, and Howard Johnson

New York: Published by Leo. Feist Inc.

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
He was just a Kid a,
little red read head, pug-nosed Kid
And tho' he was his mother's pride and joy,
he was worse than "Pecks bad boy".
I lived right next door beside the
Village grocery store
And we went to school together in those days of yore.

[Chorus 1]
Freckles was his name,
he always used to get the blame,
for ev'ry broken window pane
Oh how they'd yank him and spank him
How'd he tease the girls
When in school he's pull their curls
And tho' his mark were lower than Kid's much slower
his mark was perfect with the old bean blower,
People used to coax, young freckles not to play his jokes,
The way he'd fool the village folks it was a shame,
And when the teacher found a tack on her chair,
Tho' a hundred children were there,
Ev'rybody said "FRECKLES!" he always got the blame!

[Verse 2]
In a marble game, he'd shoot and never miss his aim,
At spinning tops that Kid was sure to win,
His top had the longest spin.
At the swimming place you'd always see his grinning face
And down at the old Church picnic he'd win ev'ry race.

[Chorus 2]
Freckles was his name,
he always used to get the blame,
for ev'ry broken window pane
Oh how they'd fan him and tan him
How'd he tease the girls
When in school he's pull their curls
His little face was ruddy but not from study
You ought to see him in a scrap,
Oh, Buddy!
People used to coax, young freckles not to play his jokes,
The way he'd fool the village folks it was a shame,
And when the cat had kittens up in the hay,
One was black and seven were gray,,
Ev'rybody said "FRECKLES!" he always got the blame!

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