SIX FEET OF PAPA
(Art Sizemore / Billy Moll)
Aileen Stanley - 1926
Annette Hanshaw - 1926
Eric Pearse & His Astoria band - 1926
Gertrude Dwyer - 1926
Also recorded by: Dorothy Loudon; Barbara Rosene.
As recorded by AILEEN STANLEY:
I wasn't quick at arithmatic when I went to school
Adding and subtraction drove me to distraction
I never made the seventh grade, but still I'm not a fool
For there's one little sum at which I'm not so dumb
Add six feet of Papa, five feet of Mama
You get eleven, but I get heaven
For the six feet of Papa belongs to me
If you think I'm lyin', try multiplyin'
Six feet of blisses times fifty kisses
Ev'ry night we're rehearsin' the answer you see
I've had sweeties four-foot-four
Now I've got me two feet more
Does he thrill me through and through
You can bet your boots he do
Add six feet of Papa, five feet of Mama
You get eleven, but I get heaven
For the six feet of Papa belong to me
I never knew that two and two added up made four
Teacher used to scold me, never thought he told me
I never passed a single class, less I learned more
But there's one problem now that can't fool me no how
Add six feet of Papa, five feet of Mama
You get eleven, but I get heaven
For the six feet of Papa belongs to me
If you think I'm lyin', try multiplyin'
Six feet of blisses times fifty kisses
Ev'ry night we're rehearsin' the answer you see
Matrimony problems, too
They're the kind that I can do
When the preacher's work is done
We'll add two and carry one
Add six feet of Papa to five feet of Mama
You get eleven, but I get heaven
For the six feet of Papa belongs to me
Take a kiss, add a kiss
You'll find out your answer's bliss
We don't count our kisses, why
'Cause we can't just count that high
Add six feet of Papa, five feet of Mama
You get eleven, and I get heaven
For the six feet of Papa belongs to me
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2015)