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Title Sheet music: "The Little Ford Rambled Right Along", 1914
Collection Lang Collection
Object Name Music, Sheet
Caption Sheet music: "The Little Ford Rambled Right Along", 1914
Scope & Content Sheet music, 1914: "The Little Ford Rambled Right Along".

From front cover: "Greatest Comedy Song Sensation". Words by C.R. Foster and Byron Gay, music by Byron Gay. Published by C.R. Foster Publishing Co., 1914. On back cover: Music for chorus to "The Light In a Lover's Eyes", with words by Carlton Russell Foster and music by Ivy Anderson Foster.

Lyrics:
Now Henry Jones and a pretty little queen
took a ride one day in his big limousine.
The car kicked up and the engine wouldn't crank
there wasn't any gas in the gasoline tank.
Just about that time, along came Nord
and he rambled right along in his little old Ford.
He stole that queen as his engine sang a song
and his little old Ford just rambled right along.

His little old Ford rambled right along
and the little old Ford rambled right along.
The gas ran out in the big machine
but the darn little Ford don't need gasoline.
The big limousine had to back down hill
but the blamed little Ford is going up still.
When it runs outta dope just fill it up with soap
and the little Ford will ramble right along.

Now they ran over glass and they ran over nails,
they ran over pigs and puppy dogs' tails.
They spotted a cop and shot outta sight,
they rambled all day [till almost night] / [and they rambled all night].
They smashed up fences and telegraph poles,
ran into ditches and deep chuck holes.
They bumped into a preacher and the preacher took a ride
then the Ford rambled on with Johnny and his bride.

The little old Ford rambled right along
and the little old Ford rambled right along.
He swung around a corner and he ran into a mule
and the darned old [donkey] / [jackass] kicked like a fool
he [brayed and he balked and he kicked] the wheels
but he had to quit kicking to save his heels.
When she blows out a tire, just wrap it up with wire
and the little Ford will ramble right along.

You can smash the top and smash up the seat,
twist it out of shape 'til both ends meet,
smash the body and rip out a gear,
smash up the front and smash up the rear,
bend up the fender and rip off the tires
break up the lamps and cut out the wires,
throw in the clutch to the dickens with the juice
and the little old Ford will go to beat the deuce!

The little old Ford it rambled right along
and the little old Ford it rambled right along.
Now cut that out you naughty tease,
'tis a left hand drive and a right hand squeeze!
Patch it up with a piece of string,
[chewing] [Spearmint] gum or any old thing.
When the power get sick just hit it with a brick
and the little Ford will ramble right along!
Accession# 2015.1602
Subjects Automobiles--Popular Music
Object ID 2015.1602.01
Creator Gay, Byron
Other Creators Foster, C.R.
Date 1914
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1914
Condition Fair
Condition Notes The sheets have come apart and are worn and somewhat yellowed, with numerous tears at edges and crumbled top corners.
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