I miss my old man tonightThe rhyming of 'bomb' with 'Mom' is certainly a first in this series. Another guy sings another version with rewritten lyrics here.
And I wish he was here with me
With his corny jokes and his cheap cigars
He could look you in the eye and sell you a car
That's not an easy thing to do
But no one ever knew
A more charming creature
On this earth than my old man.
He was a pilot in the big war
In the US Army Air Corps
In a C47 with a heavy load
Full of combat cargo for the Burma Road
And after they dropped the bomb
He came home and married Mom
And not long after that
He was my old man.
And oh the fights we had
When my brother and I got him mad
He'd get all boiled up and he'd start to shout
And I knew what was coming so I tuned him out
And now the old man's gone
And I'd give all I own
To hear what he said when I wasn't listening
To my old man.
I miss the old man tonight
I can almost see his face
He was always trying to watch his weight
And his heart only made it to fifty-eight
And for the first time since he died
Late last night I cried
I wondered when I was gonna do that
For my old man.
[The Momma 'n' Daddy Archive, containing all the details of the series, is here.]