Song Lyrics From Around The World

Home | Email Us | 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Christmas | Soundtracks | Web Hosting with TotalChoice

big text small text home back forward print

DIRTY LITTLE TINKER (Harry Hemsley) Harry Hemsley (as the voice of Johnny) - c.1934 Some children, they're as good as gold and never cause alarm They always do just as they're told and never come to harm They never litter up the place and never soil their clothes So call them "Lamb" and "Angel Face", to please them, I suppose Dirty little tinker, dirty little mite That's what Daddy calls me, that's the name I like! Inky clothes and fingers, face all smeared with jam Dirty little tinker, an' (giggles) I'm very glad I am! DADDY: Hello Johnny JOHNNY: Hello Daddy DADDY: Good gracious, look at your dirty hand, I've never seen a dirtier one JOHNNY: Well look at this one then! DADDY: Did you wash this morning? JOHNNY: Yes Daddy DADDY: Don't believe you JOHNNY: Ooh, you ought to see the towel! DADDY: You dirty little tinker! Most children when there's visitors are taught to be polite But when one calls upon my Dad, they tuck me out of sight I have to mind my p's and q's on 'casions such as these 'Cause Nurse says Daddy won't excuse a boy with dirty knees Dirty little tinker, dirty little mite That's what Daddy calls me, that's the name I like! Inky clothes and fingers, face all smeared with jam Dirty little tinker, an' (giggles) I'm very glad I am! (Instrumental Break), then a final chorus: Dirty little muck-pot, dirty little tyke That's what Daddy calls me, that's the name I like! Never calls me "Sonny boy", Nurse says it's a shame Dirty little mucky pup, (giggles), but he loves me just the same! TRIVIA: "Johnny" in this song is one of his imaginary family that featured in Hemsley's BBC Radio broadcasts. (Transcribed by James Went - February 2007) (Contributed by - February 2007)

    


International Lyrics Playground       Private Guitar Lessons in Connecticut!       Web Hosting with TotalChoice       Click and start earning!       Privacy Policy