I'll tell you the story of Cloony the Clown
Who worked in a circus that came through town.
His shoes were too big and his hat was too small,
Well I've told you someday I'd have a lotta money
And you would see me grinnin' from ear to ear
Last night, while I lay thinking here,
some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
and pranced and partied all night long
From dusk to dawn,
From town to town,
Without a single clue,
I seek the tender, slender foot
There once was a hippo who wanted to fly --
Fly-hi-dee, try-hi-dee, my-hi-dee-ho.
So he sewed him some wings that could flap through the sky --
Birds are flyin' south for winter.
Here's the Weird-Bird headin' north,
Wings a-flappin', beak a-chatterin',
Cold head bobbin' back 'n' forth.
Someone ate the baby.
It's rather sad to say.
Someone ate the baby
So she won't be out to play.
Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too,
Went for a ride in a flying shoe,
Now, listen to me, folks...
Hear what I say.
You got to eat oysters everyday
They'll put your love life back on track