"Hey young man have you got
some change to spare?
This Old Man's in need of a meal, some clothes to wear
You know I'll probably just go out and spend it on a drink
But I'm living In Penn Station on the brink
And I don't wanna have to think."
My father seemed to take an
interest in this one Old Man
I thought it very kindly, he'd like to lend a hand
Even tried to bring him home for dlnner" Christmas Day
When It came time for them to go, the Old Man didn't show
We read it in the paper, the
Old Man passed away
We gathered at the funeral, but there wasn't much to say
A pity how he turned his back on family and friend
Hello--Goodbye in one breath, so sad I would have liked to know you Grandad.
for Fredrick Michael Dougherty (1900-1976)
Music and lyrics by Dennis Dougherty