Go Get The Ax

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Peepin' through the knot-hole
of grandpa's wooden leg,
Who'll wind the clock when I'm gone?
Go get the ax
There's a flea in Lizzie's ear,
For a boy's best friend is his mother.

Peepin' through the knot-hole
of grandpa's wooden leg,
Why do they build the shore so near the ocean?
Who cut the sleeves
Out of dear old daddy's vest,
And dug up Fido's bones to build the sewer?

A horsey stood around,
With his feet upon the ground,
Oh, who will wind the clock when I'm gone?
Go get the ax,
There's a fly on Lizzie's ear,
But a boy's best friend is his mother.

I fell from a window,
A second-story window,
I caught my eyebrow on the window-sill.
The cellar is behind the door,
Mary's room is behind the ax,
But a boy's best friend is his mother.

The Horses Run Around.

The horses run around,
Their feet are on the ground,
Oh, who will wind the clocks when I'm away, away?
Go get the ax,
There's a fly on the baby's chest
And a boy's best friend is his mother, his mother.

While peeping through a knot-hole
In grandpa's wooden leg,
Oh, who has put the shore so near the ocean, the ocean?
Go get the Listerine, sister's got a beau
and Grandma's false teeth will soon fit Jenny, fit Jenny.

While walking in the moonlight,
The bright and sunny moonlight
She kissed me in the eye with a tomato, tomato
A snake's belt slips because he has no hips
So he wears his neck tie around his middle, his middle.

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Information About Go Get The Ax

Also known as "The Nonsense song", Go get the Axe is a song that originated in America sometime in the early 1900's. Its exact origin is unknown. It was made popular however, by a cartoon episode of Hare Trigger, where Bugs Bunny sings the song as a pint-sized bandit attempts to rob the train he's on.

The song was nicknamed "the nonsense song" because of it's strange lyrics. Some of them are "peepin' through the knot-hole of grandpa's wooden leg, who'll wind the clock when I'm gone?', and "there's a flea in Lizzie's ear, For a boy's best friend is his mother".

The song's tune is mainly upbeat, and the original version featured Bugs Bunny playing a stringed-instrument.

Some researchers claim that the song originally was a Scottish or an Irish folk tune. Most researchers however, believe that the actual meaning of the song could be understood by people familiar with the expressions and sayings of the time of its origin.

Whatever the song's origin, it is fun to listen to and sing along.

This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.

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