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Lazy Tom

Wake up Lazy Tom get your feet outta bed
It's been four days since the cow's been fed
No surprise that the rooster is dead...

Tom was a fisherman's son
Son of a hard workin' man
His father lived on the sea
Young Tom preferred dry land
Tom, how his mother would shout
"What a no good boy is he"
His mother would weep, but Tom was asleep
Underneath a juniper tree

Wake up Lazy Tom get your feet outta bed
It's been four days since the cow's been fed
No surprise that the rooster is dead...

Mary Ann was the pride of Conception Bay
Daughter of old Dan Moore
Tom went acourtin' Mary Ann
When Dan was on the Labrador
Her father came home that year
The girl was in the family way
Tom and Mary got married in the church down the road
Tom cried and cried all day

Wake up Lazy Tom get your feet outta bed
It's been four days since the cow's been fed
No surprise that the rooster is dead...

"I can change that man" said Mary Ann
"We'll make this house a home
He'll do what I tell him to
And never need to roam"
And though her intent was good
Tom drank 'til he nearly drowned
Tom went to bed when the sun came up
Got up when the sun went down

Wake up Lazy Tom get your feet outta bed
It's been four days since the cow's been fed
No surprise that the rooster is dead...

One drunken night Tom made for the bed
But ended up on the floor
Reached out for his wife but he banged her on the head
She let out a blood-curdling roar
Tom came to and opened up his eyes
In that twisted whiskey morn
There lyin' in the bed where his wife should be
Was the devil with a broken horn

Wake up Lazy Tom get your feet outta bed
It's been four days since the cow's been fed
No surprise that the rooster is dead...

You're a no-good-man to your family

####.... G. Simmons --- The Fables ....####
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