Sunday, March 27, 2011

Holiday Hits: Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

Today is Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day -- yeehaw!  There are a number of them out there, but here is one of my childhood favorites:


And here are the lyrics for those who are interested:

May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose (Little Jimmy Dickens)

One fine day as I was a-walkin' down the street,
Spied a beggar man with rags upon his feet.
Took a penny from my pocket,
In his tin cup I did drop it.
I heard him say as I made my retreat,

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"May the bird of paradise fly up your nose.
May an elephant caress you with his toes.
May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose.
May the bird of paradise fly up your nose!"

The laundry man is really on his toes.
Found a hundred-dollar bill among my clothes.
When he called me I came a-runnin',
Gave him back his dime for phonin'.
I heard him sayin' as I turned to go,

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I was way behind one day to catch the train.
Taxi driver said "We'll make it just the same."
The speed cop made it with us
And as he wrote out the ticket,
I stood politely by a-waitin' for my change.

                    CHORUS
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Now just try getting that song out of your head today!
    

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