Perry Como - "The Last Straw" lyrics

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