Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 22:10:39 -0400

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: "I'm A Nut"

Is it me, or is everyone dying this year? Mother Teresa, Diana, Jimmy

Stewart, my mother, my father...

In a lighter note, I'll antedate the Random House HDAS H-O on

"nut"="crazy." This is from MICHIGAN'S FAVORITE COLLEGE SONGS, edited by

Roy Dickinson Welch 1909 and Earl Vincent Moore 1912, seventh edition 1923,

pages 244-247. RHDAS has 1908, but this is from 1904:

"I'm A Nut"

Words & Music by WILLIS A. DIEKEMA

Dippy little Dotty, Didn't like home,

Packed her little suitcase, started to roam,

Took her father's bankroll, Took her mother's fur,

She took her neighbor's motor car and borrowed his chauffeur.

When they found her, Brought her back to stay

Said she was crazy, What did Dotty say?


Get me a job upon the peanut stand,

I'm a nut! I'm a nut!

Feed me to the squirrels for their breakfast food,

I'm a nut! I'm a nut!

I ought to be cracked for my shell is rough,

But I have a kernel that's sweet enough,

Am I really crazy? Gee! that's tough!

I'm a nut! I'm a nut!

When she'd finished telling, What they should do,

Dotty said she'd follow her own plan through,

So she took the "limo," Waived to all her friends,

And rolled a long the avenue to where the river ends.

There on the dock she waited for a while,

Then told the chauffeur to drive another mile.