Go Get The Ax

Lyrics

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.

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13 Comments

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Sally, United States

27 October 2014 at 11:32pm

This song sounds kind of creepy/violent. "Go get the ax" ? And the "I fell from a window, A second-story window, I caught my eyebrow on the window-sill" part. :/

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Millie Pedley, United Kingdom

16 November 2013 at 10:35pm

THIS SONG IS REALLY REALLY REALLY STRANGE who agrees?

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Lauren, United States

29 September 2013 at 3:32am

This is so weird. My grandmother was telling me about this, it was a much less... violent song..

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Jenny, United Kingdom

25 November 2012 at 12:25pm

this song is great

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Edobj, United States

6 June 2012 at 6:57am

Bugs Bunny sang this! Thought it was a part of the looney tunes silliness, can't believe it's real!

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Pop, United Kingdom

2 December 2011 at 7:37pm

weired

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Brittany, United States

3 August 2011 at 6:06pm

Where would I have heard this before?... Very cool.

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Jada, United States

7 July 2011 at 10:50pm

love this song

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Yogita., India

3 June 2011 at 3:35am

What's the tune?

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Jon, Finland

31 December 2010 at 3:24pm

This... is quite scary song even though I haven't heard the tune but the lyrics make it scary. Sweet.

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Emmy, United States

23 December 2010 at 8:09am

what's the tune?

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Luke, United States

11 December 2010 at 1:30am

there is an altered version

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Shelly, Canada

7 December 2010 at 2:04am

yo cool

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