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AIN'T WE CRAZY (Harry McClintock / Asa Martin) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock - 1928 Hiram & Henry - 1935 Sam Hinton - 1972 The Persuasions - 1999 Also recorded by: Hoyt 'Slim' Bryant & His Wildcats. Now, I know a little ditty, it's as crazy as can be The guy who wrote it said he wanted it, and handed it to me I found I couldn't use it, because it sounded blue And that's the very reason why I'm handing it to you It's a song the alligators sing, while coming through the rye As they serenade the elephants, up in the trees so high The iceman hums this ditty, as he shovels in the coal And the monkeys join the chorus, up around the northern pole Ain't we crazy, ain't we crazy This is the way we pass the time away Ain't we crazy, ain't we crazy We're going to sing this song all night today It was midnight on the ocean, not a streetcar was in sight And the sun was shining brightly, for it rained all day that night 'Twas a summer night in winter, and the rain was snowing fast And a barefoot boy with shoes on stood a-sitting in the grass It was evening, and the rising sun was setting in the west The little fishes in the trees were huddled in their nests The rain was pouring down and the moon was shining bright And everything that you could see was hidden out of sight While the organ peeled potatoes, lard was rendered by the choir The sexton rung the dishrag, someone set the church on fire "Holy smoke!" The preacher shouted, in the rain he lost his hair Now his head resembles heaven, for there is no parting there The cows were making cowslips, and the bells were ringing wet And the bumblebees were making bums, and smoking cigarettes And a man slept in a stable, and came out a little hoarse So he hopped upon his golf sticks, and drove all around the course Ain't we crazy, ain't we crazy This is the way we pass the time away Ain't we crazy, ain't we crazy We're goin' to sing this song all night today It was midnight on the ocean, not a horsecar was in sight As I stepped into the drugstore, to get myself a light The man behind the counter, was a woman old and gray Who used to peddle shoestrings, on the road to Mandalay. "Good evening, sir," the woman said, and her eyes were bright with tears As she put her head beneath her feet, and stood that way for years Her children, six, were orphans, except one tiny tot Who lived in a house across the street above a vacant lot Ain't we crazy, ain't we crazy But this is the way we pass the time away Ain't we crazy, ain't we crazy We're going to sing this song all night today (Contributed by Mel - August 2007)

    


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