Old Joe Clark

Album: Googolplex & Other Numbers

Lyrics

v1) I wished I had a nickel, wished I had a dime Wished I had a pretty little girl - kiss her all the time

CH: Round and around, Old Joe Clark Round and around I say Round and around, Old Joe Clark I’m a’goin’ away

v2) I went down to Old Joe’s house He invited me for supper I stubbed my toe on the table leg And shoved my nose in the butter

CH 2: Round and around, Old Joe Clark Round and around I say I’d travel ‘bout 10,000 miles To hear your banjo play

v3) Old Joe had a big ol’ mule His name was Morgan Brown And every tooth in that mule’s head Was eighteen inches ‘round

CHORUS 1

v4) I’d never marry an old school teacher Tell you the reason why She blows her nose in old cornbread And calls it pumpkin pie

CHORUS 1

v4) Old Joe Clark he went to heaven Ridin’ on a rail A sweet potato in one hand And a possum by the tail

CHORUS 1 & 2

Credit

traditional, arr. Jack Pearson