Some kids say that the world today is all upside-down. Sometimes they're smiling; sometimes they frown. My heart felt sore for the kid next-door when I heard him cry. Here's what he told me when I asked him why: "I played horsy down the street With my broom, down the street When somebody moved the street I faw down an go boom! "I got right back on my horse Broom of course Was my horse When somebody moved my horse I faw down an go boom! "I cried, and I cried, and I ran home to ma. It's all right now, But how that certain place was hurtin'! "Mother put me straight to bed Straight to bed Ooooh my head! (or: Great big bump On my head) In my dreams they moved the bed I faw down an go boom!" This same boy was full of joy the very next day We saw him laughing tee- he was gay We said, "Sonny, what's so funny? Please tell us why You are so happy." And here's his reply: "Papa come home late last night Mama said, 'Pop, you're tight' When he tried to find the light He fall down and go boom. Papa, he begin to sing Mama said, 'Bad old thing' Then she took a great big swing He fall down and go boom. The noise they made woke everyone up And though the doorbell kept on ringing Pop kept singing 'Sweet Adeline...My Ade...' Mama chased him up the stairs with a lot of kitchen wear At the top he said, 'who cares' He fall down and go boom!" I asked my sweetie out to dine Out to dine She said "Fine!" When she ordered up some wine I fell down and went boom! Then I asked my pretty miss My pretty miss For a kiss With a bang she said, "Take this!" I faw down an go boom! I cried, and cried, and said "I love you!" She laughed, oh she laughed And said, "No jokin'-- You're provokin!" I took her home to my surprise Big surprise She told lies Hubby hit me 'tween the eyes I faw down an go boom! Down on Wall Street I bought stocks Lost my shirt Lost my socks 'Cause as soon as I buy stocks They fall down and go boom. I'm broke, no joke, It's tough as can be. Oh Gee, you see, That even cotton's down to nothin' Yesterday I felt immense Climbed a high picket fence A picket struck me in de pents I faw down an go boom! I went and bought my self a Rolls-Royce Oh Gee, Oh Joy, While I was singing, the phone kept ringing Then my broker said to me That stock you bought at eighty-three Is lower than the deep blue sea I faw down an go boom!
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