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Long Firm Freddie Lyr Req: Sister Susie's Sequel! (9) Lyr Add: MOTHER'S SITTING KNITTING LITTLE MITTENS 15 Feb 13

Is is this one, perhaps? Mittens

MOTHER'S SITTING KNITTING LITTLE MITTENS FOR THE NAVY, words & music: R.P. Weston & Hermann Darewski, 1915, Francis, Day, & Hunter.

    VERSE 1: Why is it Papa's fists are always in his trousers pockets,
                   Why is it that he don't shake hands
                   We'll ask him and he'll tell you that he's holding up his pants.__
                   There are not any bottoms and he dare not take a chance,
                   He has a wife and daughters all good needle women too,
                   But they can't sew on bottoms, they have something else to do.

    CHORUS:   Maud, are making mufflers for Marines,
                      While Minnie winds the wool when they begin,_______
                      Sister Cissy's knitting socks and Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers,
                      still poor Papa props his pants with a Pin______

    VERSE 2: Today poor papa said "Good-bye I'm going to join the army,"
                   The Sargeant looked at him and said,
                   "I think you are too old, and then you stoop a trifle too"___
                   Said Pa, "if you had pins stuck in your back, you would stoop too,
                   I'm only sixty seven and I'd gladly fight for France,
                   Besides that is the best way to get bottoms on my pants."



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