The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155407   Message #3665748
Posted By: Jason Xion Wang
03-Oct-14 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: from Tom Paxton Saturday Night album
Subject: Lyr Add: JONES BOY (Tom Paxton)
JONES BOY
(Tom Paxton)

I bought a car; a beauty;
It was sexy, it was neat.
It made me feel about ten feet tall
To turn the ignition key.
I bought a brand new barbecue
And I put it in my yard,
And every morning's mail
Brought another credit card.

I am a Jones boy -
Try keepin' up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
No way to keep up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
Try keepin' up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
No way to keep up with me.

I bought myself Bermuda shorts;
I bought a Nehru coat;
I bought myself a turtleneck shirt;
I hung beads around my throat.
I'm right on the top of every trend;
There ain't nothing I can't dig.
Now wait until you catch me
In my brand new Afro wig.

I am a Jones boy -
Try keepin' up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
No way to keep up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
Try keepin' up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
No way to keep up with me.

Now my refrigerator makes ice cubes
And for just nine-hundred more.
It plays the hits in stereo
When you open up the door.
My TV set is six feet high
And it also dries my hair.
My telephone has a musical tone
To tell you I ain't there.

And I am a Jones boy -
Try keepin' up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
No way to keep up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
Try keepin' up with me.
I am a Jones boy -
No way to keep up with me.


This sounds like another tongue-in-cheek satire. Now I wonder what a "Jones boy" is. Is it some English idiom?