Old Father Annum

Old Father Annum Lyrics

Old Father Annum on New Year's Day 

Picked up his bag of months and years, 

Thrust in his hand in a careless way, 

And pulled a wee fellow out by the ears. 

"There you are," said he to the waiting crowd, 

"He's as good as any I have in my pack. 

I never can tell, but I hope to be proud 

Of the little rascal when I come back."