Saturday, November 10, 2012


Standing on the corner I meant to do no harm
along came a Flatfoot and took me by the arm.
he took me to the jailhouse he ran a funny bell
out came Elvis Presley and took me to my cell.

I woke up in the morning and look up on the wall
the bedbugs and the cuties where having a game of ball.
the score was 6 to nothing the cuties were ahead
along came a bedbug and knocked me out of bed 

Oh it ain’t going to rain no more no more
it ain’t going to rain no more so how in the heck
can I wash my neck if it ain’t to rain no more.
Mary had a steamboat the steamboat had a bell
Mary went to heaven the steamboat when to
hello operator give me number nine
if they do not answer, give be back my dime.


OrbsCorbs said...

I know only the last quartet. Maybe I heard the first one, or something like it, once

kkdither said...

I think it is a conglomeration of a few old ditties. Here is the full version of the one Orbs is trying to remember. No wonder I can never find my keys, my brain is full of these childhood non-senses.

Mary had a steamboat, steamboat had a bell, Mary went to heaven and steamboat went to...

Hello operator give me number nine, if the line is busy, I'll kick you in the...

Behind the door there is a piece of glass, if you're not careful you'll fall upon your...

Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies, Mary fell down and poked out both her eyes.

MinnesotaChick said...

LOL! Does this ever bring back memories!! We actually "got away" with almost swearing!