She was small and wizened, brown as a berry,
And everyone called her "Dago Mary".
In a ramshackle house, overgrown with weeds,
She lived and practiced her evil deeds.
He's not very handsome; his coat is all shaggy.
He has soulful brown eyes, and a tail very waggy.
There's a spot on his head, and one on his back;
And his big, floppy ears are very curly and black.
There's a certain spot in my home town that's beautiful to see
Where the tender lush green grasses from a carpet o'er the lea.
It is near the Crescent City, where the levee twists and bends
All the way down to the delta where the Mississippi ends.