The Last Straw ~ alternate take Perry . . . Yes? What's a matter? Ah! With all the girls in the world I gotta wind up with an acrobat! Ah, whatta ya mean? Ah, listen . . . I gulped a little goldfish from a goldfish bowl and once I spent a weekend on a cold flagpole! Look Ma, no hands! Went over old Niagara in a leaky canoe 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 Whoops! 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 held a conversation with a talking dog . . . Victor of course! I saved up nearly twenty-thousand pop bottle tops 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 make you getta ina my chair? Well, there'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! 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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