Here’s a fun little pre-barbershop tune; the original lyrics are a bit out of date, but I think that the revision is excellent. My mom found it for my quartet back in high school.
1. My moustache is growing, its genial warmth bestowing; its beauty charms the eye of all Broadway. Come forth like a fairy so light and so airy, and ramble o’er my upper lip so gay.
2. But when I am drinking, I ofttimes am thinking, there’s one thing you will hinder very much; the rapturous blisses of sweet stolen kisses, You’ll scarcely let the girls our two lips touch.
Refrain: Come! come! moustache come, Come e’re the dye on thee fades; come forth like a fairy, so light and so airy, And ramble o’er my upper lip so gay.
My mother (who does a bit of composition and arranging) asked her friend, Marsha Burdick to help (who quite frequently helps her with lyrics), and she reworked it to something I much prefer:
1. My moustache is growing, my whiskers are showing. The mirror loves the image that I see. So manly and hairy, the ladies are wary; They can’t resist my masculinity.
2. And when I am drinking, I ofttimes am thinking There’s one thing it will hinder very much. The rapturous blisses of sweet stolen kisses, I fear it will not let our two lips touch.
Refrain: Come! Come! Moustache come, Come ere the dye on thee fades. So manly and hairy; the ladies are wary. They can’t resist my masculinity.
I imported the midi into Rosegarden, cleaned up some stuff, and exported from Rosegarden to Lilypond, where I added the lyrics and fixed the typesetting in a couple of tricky places. At any rate, here is the music in Letter, A4, and LilyPond formats.