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Thread #76344   Message #1361390
Posted By: Louie Roy
19-Dec-04 - 04:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Puddin' Head Jones (A Bryan, L Handman)
Subject: Lyr Add: PUDDIN' HEAD JONES
I said I would post the lyrics when I found them. In my search I also came across the music written for a piano.

PUDDIN' HEAD JONES

There was a most peculiar kid in our town.
He was always late for school.
He never learned to tell a verb from a noun
And always broke the rule.
They looked upon him as a clown,
Yet he wasn't such a fool.

Puddin' Head Jones was fat and funny,
Dumber than sticks and stones.
That's why the kids all called him
Wooden-head Puddin' Head Jones.

He couldn't spell Constantinople,
Didn't know beans from bones.
Pencils and books were never made for
Wooden-head Puddin' Head Jones.

The teacher told his mother she would take him right in hand
And teach him a thing or two.
Like his older brother, he began to understand.
He learned everything she ever knew.

All of the kids to teacher carried
Candy and ice-cream cones,
But who do you think the teacher married?
Wooden-head Puddin' Head Jones.

His spelling was bad as spelling could be.
He spelled cat with a K.
He saw that he and the teacher could not agree
So he threw his books away.
He was only wasting his time, he said,
So he got a job instead.

Puddin' Head Jones was fat and funny,
Dumber than sticks and stones.
That's why the kids all called him
Wooden-head Puddin' Head Jones.

He couldn't spell Constantinople,
Didn't know beans from bones.
Pencils and books were never made for
Wooden-head Puddin' Head Jones.

After he got married, he went out and got a job,
And kept at it night and day.
Money stuck to him like corn on a cob.
Never spent it in a cabaret.

Stock market crashed, then came the depression.
Bankers cut down their loans,
But who do you think had all the money?
Wooden-head Puddin' Head Jones.