Oh, Mother! I'm Wild!by Johnson, Howard, Harry Pease, and Eddie Nelson 1920 View of pdf of the 1920 sheet music from the Kirk Collection, part 5 at Indiana State University. ` Hear it Sung by Brian Hefferan, 2004, from the album Mother I'm Wild!
[Verse 1] D A7 Percival Jones was a sweet little boy D A7 All dressed up like a bundle of joy G D B7 Early to bed and early to rise E7 A7 never made Percival very wise G A7 'Cause after a month on Broadway E7 A7 Here's what he wrote home today [Chorus 1] D A7 Oh, Mother! you wouldn't know your child D A7 Oh, Mother! I'm getting awfully wild D6 E7 I am drinking Coca-Cola now A7 On the level, I'm a little devil D A7 Oh, Mother! you wouldn't want me home D7 G cannibals compared to me are mild D A7 I'm no more your peaceful little lamb D A7 I shave most every day just like a man D7 G I've thrown away my nighty and I wear a big pjam D B7 E7 A7 D A7 Oh, Mother I'm Wild! [Verse 2] Percy went out to see a musical show Got him a seat in the very first row The girls on the stage started to shimmy and shake Percy stood up and shouted "Goodness sake!" Oh mother if you could just see This is the life dear, for me! [Chorus 2] Oh, Mother! you wouldn't know your child Oh, Mother! I'm getting awfully wild I am reading dimestore novels now Every minute, I just go the limit Oh, Mother! you wouldn't want me home cannibals compared to me are mild Once I dined, stayed out 'till after ten I bought some Cuban cigarettes and then I stood out at the corner and I smoked with all the men Oh, Mother I'm Wild! [Verse 3] ...Once I went out to a swell affair a lady asked me to do the shimmy there I said I beg your pardon but that's something I don't wear Oh, Mother I'm Wild!