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TELL ME A STORY (Terry Gilkyson) Frankie Laine - 1953 Also recorded by: Jimmy Boyd Junior: Tell me story, tell me story Tell me story, remember what you said You promised me you said you would You got to give in so I'll be good Tell me a story, then I'll go to bed Father: Oh, worry, worry, weary ends my day Time to go home without my raise in pay Home by the fire where a man can just relax Sippers there by the chair, not a worry, not a care Along comes Junior swinging his little axe Junior: Tell me a story, tell me a story Tell me a story, remember what you said Tell me about the birds and bees How do you make a chicken sneeze Tell me a story, then I'll go to bed Father: Came home so late one evening last July Played a little poker the time had passed me by Shoes in my hand and my darlin' wife in bed Up the stairs sayin' a prayer Then a voice comes through the air .... Junior: Hi you there, Daddy Remember what you said Tell me a story, tell me a story Tell me a story, remember what you said Tell me how your eye got black Because the doorway hit you back Tell me a story, then I'll go to bed Father: Once upon a time I remember long ago Junior: Don't go back in history Your memory's kinda slow Father: Stop your noisy talkin' Until I finish with my tale Once upon a ... Junior: Upon a what ... Father: Upon your back you'll get a swat Junior: Tell me about the fish you caught That's was bigger than a whale Junior: Tell me a story, tell me a story Tell me a story, remember what you said You promised me, you said you would You gotta give in so I'll be good Father: Here's a tale you'll never forget (Tap, tap, tap) Junior: Ouch My tails all red Father: And now get up to bed Junior: Ha, ha come on Daddy Tell me a story Hee, hee

    


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