The Fuddy Duddy Watchmaker
From the film Happy Go Lucky
Words by Frank Loesser
Music by Jimmy McHugh
© 1942 Paramount Music Corp.

Studio recording not released
Recorded 1942
Paramount Studio Orchestra conducted by Robert Emmett Dolan
Running Time: 2 mins 32 secs

Lyrics:
I broke my watch the other night
I broke my watch Ďcause I wound it too tight
I broke my watch Ďround quarter past nine
So I took it Ďround the corner to a friend of mine

I donít know how he does it, but he does it
I donít know how he does it, but he does it
I donít know how he does it, but he does it
The fuddy duddy watchmaker at the jewelry store

I donít know how he shook it, but he shook it
I donít know how he shook it, but he shook it
I donít know how he shook it, but he shook it
Heís got it on the beam, steadier than ever before

Look at the old man go!
Heís a hundred and three and thatís no lie
Look at the old man go!
When he raises that glass up to his eye

I donít know how he does it, but he does it
I donít know how he does it, but he does it
I donít know how he does it, but he does it
The fuddy duddy watchmaker at the jewelry store

He fixed my watch, he fixed it quick
Mighty soon he was making it tick
He made it tick with a beautiful beat:
It ticks a wham, a ree-bop, a tick tock

I donít know how he does it, but he does it
I donít know how he does it, but he does it
I donít know how he does it, but he does it
The fuddy duddy fuddy duddy at the jewelry store

Donít know how he does it, donít know how he does it
Donít know, donít know
The fuddy duddy fuddy duddy at the jewelry store

Look at the old man go!
Heís a hundred and three and maybe more
I donít know how he does it, but he does it
I donít know how he does it, but he does it
The fuddy duddy watchmaker at the jewelry store