A friend of mine Had some fine Photographs he took. He kept them in a book, And let me have a look. They were scenes of some queens Down in Borneo First I glanced Then I danced Then I hollered, "Oh!" I wish that I'd been born in Borneo If half those photographs are really so. Say, can you picture me Beneath a pepper tree? I'd be so peppery Among those wild women! There's very little clothing worn-e-o And no tight shoes to hurt your corn-e-o. Give a girl a ring down there, when you propose; She will take your ring and wear it-- through her nose! I've been waiting half my life I know; How I wish that I'd been born in Borneo! This friend of mine Showed his fine Pictures to my dad. Daddy wore a smile For the longest while. He showed a few Pictures to Dear old Uncle Joyce-- Uncle blinked, then he winked, Then he hollered, "Joy, Joy!" I wish that I'd been born in Borneo If what those photos show is really so. Say, can you picture me Beneath a rubber tree? What a rubber-neck I'd be With all those WILD WOMEN! There's very little clothing worn-e-o And no tight shoes to hurt your corn-e-o. "Ho gee, Oh gee", that's they're talk, and always was. It means something, but it don't mean what you think it does. I've been wasting half my life I know, I wish that I'd been born in Borneo! You should see the way they dress for Sunday school! You would think that they just got out of the swimming pool! I've wasted half my life With modern strife It seems. I flee to Borneo in all my dreams. Instead of being born in Kokomo How I wish to the Lord I'd been born in Borneo!
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