Since Nellie Got the Gong Words and Music By: John Lair Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans Copyright © 2000 KIDiddles.com
I had a sister Nellie, boys,
And nothing else would do'er, But she must join the talent
show And be an 'amature.' We stayed at home to figger out Jes' how to spend her dough, That they'd pay her for singin'
songs Acrost the radio. We planned to build a swimming pool Around the old home place. We aimed to lift the
morgaridge And sister Suzy's face. Our rosy dreams is shattered now An' ev'rything's gone wrong. There ain't no joy at our
house Since Nellie got the gong. We told our frien's and neighbors, too, And fam'ly ev'rywhere, To
listen in on Friday night, To Nellie on the air. We gathered 'round the radio To hear her sing her song, But 'fore she'd even started
out, Some rascal rung the gong. Then Father sez to Mother, When he heard them ring the bell, "Them doggone city slickers,
Ma, Ain't doin' right by Nell!" Our rosy dreams is shattered now An' ev'rything's gone wrong. There ain't no joy (or swimming
pool) Since Nellie got the gong.
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