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Thread #61989   Message #4103839
Posted By: The Og
28-Apr-21 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Thing
Subject: ADD Version The Thing
First heard it from Phil Harris (Jack Benny's band leader). This is the way I sing it for my captive retirement hime people...

THE THING

While I was walking down the beach one bright ’n sunny day,
I saw a great big wooden box a-floatin’ in the bay,
I pulled it in and opened it up and much to my surprise,
I picked it up and ran to town as happy as a king.
I took it to a guy I knew who'd buy most anything,
But this is what he hollered at me as I walked in his shop,
I turned around and got right out, a-runnin' for my life,
And then I took it home with me to give it to my wife,
But this is what she shouted at me as I walked in the door,
I wandered all around the town until I chanced to meet,
A hobo who was looking for a hand-out on the street,
He said he'd take most any old thing, he was a desperate man,
I wandered on for many years, a victim of my fate,
Until one day I came upon St. Peter at the gate,
And when I tried to take it inside, he told me where to go,
The moral of this story is if you're out on the beach,
And you should see a great big box and it's within your reach,
Don't ever stop and open it up, that's my advice to you,