You may also like: Ever-Grumbling Joe Daddy Wouldn't Buy For Me a Bow-Wow Little Blue Man Knees Up Mother Brown Rake the Leaves Miraculous Recovery! Written By: Jane Landon German Folk Tune Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans Copyright © 1999 KIDiddles.com Oh, John, come and mow the lawn now, The grass is too long. Oh, no, mama, please don't ask me, I'm not feeling strong. My poor legs are aching, My poor back is breaking; No, oh, no! I can't mow the lawn! Oh, John, come and start the fire now, Please come when I speak. Oh, no, mama, please don't ask me, My heart's much too weak. It palpitates badly, And bobs about madly; No, oh, no! I can't start the fire! Oh, John, come and wash the car now, It's out in the yard. Oh, no, mama, please don't ask me, The task is too hard. My arms are too slender, My muscles too tender; No, oh, no! I can't wash the car! Oh, John, come and paint the trim now, It needs a new coat. Oh, no, mama, please don't ask me, I have a sore throat. It burns when I swallow, And fever will follow; No, oh, no! I can't paint the trim! Oh, John, come and play some baseball, Won't you join our team? Oh, yes, fellas, thanks for asking, I'm feeling supreme. I'll hit in tight places, I'll catch and steal bases; Yes, oh, yes! I'd love to play ball! Children's Songs More new and exciting features are coming to KIDiddles! Sign up for our Newsletter today and be among the first to know when they're ready to go. Sign-up and get Free Song Sheets, Activity Sheets and Music Sheets! Copyright © 1998-2013 KIDiddles.com. All Rights Reserved.