Original RCA Recording
 
The Last Straw
 
Perry . . . 
Yes?  
What's the matter?
Ah! With all the girls in the world
I gotta get tangled up with an acrobat!
What kinda crack is that?
Well, listen . . . 
 
I gulped a little goldfish 
from a goldfish bowl 
Well, that proves your age!
Once I spent a weekend 
on a cold flagpole!
Look Ma, no hands!
Went over old Niagara 
in a leaky canoe
You betcha!
I even charmed a cobra 
with a blue kazoo
I tied my little cousin 
to a railroad track
Ouch!
I put the next to last straw 
on the camel's back
But the LAST STRAW! 
I mean the very LAST STRAW! 
was to fall in love with you . . .
 
Mr. Como! 
Are you quite through?  
Well!
Well, listen to this . . .
 
I went and dug for oysters, 
in the Klondike Rush, 
I lost a whole safari 
in an underbrush
That isn't easy!
Went over the Sahara 
on an old pair of skies 
I did some acrobatics 
on the high trapeze 
Look Man no hands!
I found a green banana 
in some cracker jack 
I placed the next to last straw 
on the camel's back
But the LAST STRAW! 
I mean the very LAST STRAW! 
was to fall in love with you . . . 
 
All right MAN, top that!
 
I made an ocean voyage 
on a floatin' log
That's nothin' 
I've held a conversation 
with a talking dog . . . 
Victor of course!
I saved up nearly twenty-thousand 
pop bottle tops
Well, listen to this . . . 
I designed the paper pants 
for loin lamb chops 
I tried to find a barber 
who would cut my hair
But Baby Doll, 
whatever maka you picka my chair?
Well, that's the LAST STRAW! 
I mean the very LAST STRAW! 
'cause I fell in love with you . . . 
 
But Perry . . . 
You winked at me in Woolworth's 
on the second floor!
But I thought you were the Hutton girl 
that owned that BIG store!
Well, that's the LAST STRAW! 
I mean the very LAST STRAW! 
'cause I fell in love with you . . . 
 
Words and Music by Lenny Stack
Butterscotch Castle Music & Jena Music Pub. Co.
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