Tiger & The Monkey

Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale, 3 minutes

Tiger & The Monkey
  • Tiger & The Monkey

Lyrics

Jim Lauderdale

Tiger and a monkey went to war
The monkey rode in on a labrador
The tiger came on roller skates
Skids and fancy figure eights
Juggling a dozen plates or more

Strutting cocky to the n'th degree
Monkey brought his field artillery
Look at what the tiger brought
Some ante-bellum cannon shot
Engraved with Louisiana filigree

Round and round and round again we go
Round and round and round again you know
You're sweet as a buttercup
With the gold side up
Don't ever think of leaving till you go

Blackbird sitting on a daisy chain
Says maybe you should come out of the rain
Why don't you just postpone your war
Clothe your hungry, feed your poor
Before you take your sword up once again

Round and round and round again we go
Round and round and round again you know
You're sweet as a buttercup
With the gold side up
Don't ever think of leaving till you go

Well now I've told you everything I know
But that never shut me up before
Been dealing down the line
Crooked decks and loaded dice
How far do you think your luck may go

Come and kiss me quick oh Molly Dee
One for you another one for me
We'll make love upon the fence
Barring fatal accidents
Show how one and one can still make three

You're sweet as a buttercup
With the gold side up
Don't ever think of leaving till you go

Written by ROBERT HUNTER, JIM LAUDERDALE
Published by BUG MUSIC

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