Tenlytown

Well paint my cart and fix my wagon
Trade my pipe for rights of braggin’
Forget the girl with the eyes of brown
and roll me down from Tenlytown
Roll me down from Tenlytown

When the ducks are fed and the geese all too
And the bees all feast on lakes of dew
Forget the girl with the eyes of blue
Then you and I share cabbage stew.

You can brand my hide with red-hot pokers
Sell my mare to dimestall brokers
Ask the king how he wears his crown
and roll me down from Tenlytown
Roll me down from Tenlytown

Boil me biscuits, make me bread
Gather garlands for my head
Rouse up the preacher from his bed
Then you and I share a life less-led.

Rouge my cheeks and curl my lashes
Tie my skirts with threadbare sashes
Barter buttons for my wedding gown
and roll me down from Tenlytown
Roll me down from Tenlytown

Pick me savory, make me soup
Gather gold from the chicken coop
Bribe the captain from his sloop
Then you and I find a ducky dupe.

Nick an oar and pinch an anchor
Gird the masthead, boom to spanker
Chart the isle of least renown
and roll me down from Tenlytown
Roll me down from Tenlytown

Nay, this earthbound life is not for me
A long-haired girl set upon each knee
Then tell your ma you’re to sail the sea
We head off singing fancy free
We head off singing fancy free.

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1 Comment »

  1. susan malerich Said:

    ..a piriate’s life fer me..hee hee!!


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