Notated Music The name of Abraham: with ukulele arrangement; successfully sung by J. C. Flippen by Howard Johnson, Irving Bibo and Lew Klein.
(Don't Be Ashamed of) The Name of Abraham
One day I heard a dad
Say to his little lad,
You ask me why we named you Abraham.
You say you're ridiculed
By all the boys in school,
And now you want to change it if you can.
But son before you do,
I want to say to you.
Don't be ashamed of the name of Abraham,
And when they call you Abie don't you mind,
There was a man named Abraham, not many years ago,
A better man than him you'll never find,
We didn't have the power
To make you look the same,
The best we could do was to give you his name,
So if you're half the man that Lincoln was,
You'll be proud of the name of Abraham.
Just read your history,
And son you're bound to see,
A lot of names as humble as your own,
Which proves it's not the same
Some humble men became,
The greatest that the world has ever known.
Your name don't pull you through,
It's simply what you do.