#01377
Stand Up And Sing (MacEdward Leach)

Michael McCoy takes the greatest of joy
In the songs of long ago,
When he hears Annie Rooney
he nearly goes looney,
The tune of it tickles him so;
His daughter Mary sings like a canary
The popular songs of today,
Poor Michael goes crazy and every few days
He gets up enough courage to say:

Sure now, stand up and sing for your father
An old time tune,
Please stop the trash that you sing
Morning, night, and noon;
Oh, I'm sick of all those ditties
About moon and spoon and June,
So will you stand up and sing for your father
An old time tune?

Mike has a craze for recalling the days
When The Lilac was made to be sung,
His daughter's delight was to run 'round at night
Hearing singers with only one lung;
She has a voice, but the songs of her choice
Seem to be just the latest in jazz,
She'll sulk and she'll pout
when her dad bawls her out
In a way that an Irishman has.

Sure now, stand up and sing for your father
An old time tune,
Please stop the trash that you sing
Morning, night, and noon;
Oh, I'm sick of all those ditties
About moon and spoon and June,
So will you stand up and sing for your father
An old time tune?

####.... Henry Burr and Ray Perkins. Published as Stand Up And Sing For Your Father An Old-Time Tune by M Witmark & Sons, 1921 ....####
Sung by Vincent Ledwell [1888-1982] of Calvert, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

Note: Henry Burr [1885-1941] was the most prolific recording artist of his time, with more than 12,000 recordings to his credit by his own reported estimate. He was born Harry McClaskey on January 15, 1885, in St Stephen, New Brunswick, where he began singing as a young child and, at age 13 (1898), was a boy soprano with a Saint John concert band.
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