May the bird of paradise fly up your nose    (video)

 

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1. One fine day as I was walking down the street

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    spied a beggar man with rags upon his feet.

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    Took a penny from my pocket in his tin cup I did drop it,

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    and I heard him say as I made my retreat.

 

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May the bird of paradise fly up your nose,

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may an elephant caress you with his toes,

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may your wife be plagued with runners in her hose,

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may the bird of paradise fly up your nose.              +  D - A - D

 

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2. Our laundry man is really on his toes,

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    found a hundred dollar bill among my clothes.

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    When he called me I came running,

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    gave him back his dime for phoning,

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    and I heard him saying as I turned to go.    +  CHORUS   +  D - A - D

 

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3. I was way behind one day to catch the train,

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    the Taxi driver said, “We'll make it just the same !”

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    The speed cop made it with us and as he wrote out the ticket,

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    I stood by politely waiting for my change.      +  CHORUS ....

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Little Jimmy Dickens)