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Dad's a Millionaire (Henry Clay Work) (by Dad, himself) I wish you joy, my little ragged throng. Your dad's a millionaire! The fortune's come, we waited for so long, And I'm a millionaire! Come Will, come Bub, go buy some better shoes, Come Liz, come Lu, go tell your Ma the news, Though once so poor, We're now as rich as Jews, For I'm a millionaire! cho: Hurrah! hurrrah! Now give us a rousing song! Goodbye! Good bye! to poverty, want and care; The fortune's come, we've waited for so long, And Dad's a millionaire! (By Liz, the eldest daughter) Good news! I'll go a-shopping, so I will For Dad's a millionaire, And I must have a thousand dollar bill As Dad's a millionaire! Put on your duds, and you'll go with me, Lu, Come Bub, go call a carriage from the square, We'll ride in style, along the avenue For Dad's a millionaire! (By Will, the hopeful heir) Hip, Hip, Hooray! run up the striped flag My Dad's a millionaire! This blessed day, I'll buy a trotting nag For Dad's a millionaire! I vow, I'll smoke three-cent cigars no more, Here, take them Bub, and pitch them out the door, I'll have the best, the dearest in the store Now Dad's a millionaire! (By Dad) So, wife, you think this house will never do Now I'm a millionaire, Well, I must build a mansion, then, for you As I'm a millionaire! Though as for me, I think I should invest My wole pile in some mammoth farm out west Yet I can build, if you should think it best Since I'm a millionaire! (By Liz) I'll tell you what! we'll give a party then As Dad's a millionaire, And we'll invite none but the "upper ten" Since Dad's a millionaire! I should be sure to find another beau For dukes and lords and nobles would be there I've turned him off, the tailor's clerk, you know, Now Dad's a millionaire. From Songs of Henry Clay Work, Work RG apr96
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