American Old Time Song Lyrics: 30 My Son Charley
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 30
MY SON CHARLEY.
Copyright, 1890, by E. H. Harding.
By Joseph P. Skelly.
The chap I'm going to sing about, I'm very proud to tell,
Is a member of my family, you ought to know him well;
He keeps the corner store above, where he sells his beer and wine,
And he holds a public sinecure, for he's a son of mine!
My son Charley! Oh, he's the lad! I hear them say he's awful bad!
Such a boy I never had as my son Charley!
My Charley is a citizen, and he votes for Tammany Hall;
They will put him up for Alderman if he lives until next fall;
He has the ward all to himself, and it's him that cuts a shine;
He commands a great influence there, for he's a son of mine!-Chorus.
He wears a handsome black mustache, and puffs his long, brown hair.
And in his breast immaculate, the richest emeralds glare;
In a quiet neighborhood, up town, he has a girl so fine;
And site's going to marry next Sunday week, this darlin' son of mine.-Cho.