The Thing

Album: The Best Of Phil Harris (1950)
Charted: 1
  • While I was walkin' down the beach one bright and sunny day
    I saw a great big wooden box a-floatin' in the bay
    I pulled it in and opened it up and much to my surprise
    Oh, I discovered a (Boom-ba-boom), right before my eyes
    Oh, I discovered a (Boom-ba-boom), right before my eyes

    I picked it up and ran to town as happy as a king
    I took it to a guy I knew who'd buy most anything
    But this is what he hollered at me as I walked in his shop
    "Oh, get out of here with that (Boom-ba-boom), before I call a cop"
    "Oh, get out of here with that (Boom-ba-boom), before I call a cop"

    I turned around and got right out, a-runnin' for my life
    And then I took it home with me to give it to my wife
    But this is what she hollered at me as I walked in the door
    "Oh, get out of here with that (Boom-ba-boom), and don't come back no more"
    "Oh, get out of here with that (Boom-ba-boom), and don't come back no more"

    I wandered all around the town until I chanced to meet
    A hobo who was lookin' for a handout on the street
    He said he'd take most any old thing, he was a desperate man
    But when I showed him the (Boom-ba-boom), he turned around and ran
    Oh, when I showed him the (Boom-ba-boom), he turned around and ran

    I wandered on for many years a victim of my fate
    Until one day I came upon St. Peter at the gate
    And when I tried to take it inside he told me where to go
    Get out of here with that (Boom-ba-boom), and take it down below
    Oh, get out of here with that (Boom-ba-boom), and take it down below

    The moral of this story is: if you're out on the beach
    And you should see a great big box, and it's within your reach
    Don't ever stop and open it up, that's my advice to you
    'Cause you'll never get rid of the (Boom-ba-boom), no matter what you do
    Oh you'll never get rid of the (Boom-ba-boom), no matter what you do Writer/s: PIERRE BAIGORRY, FRANK ALLESSA DELLE, DEMBA WENDT NABE, RUEDIGER KUSSEROW, SEBASTIAN KRAJEWSKI, VINCENT VON SCHLIPPENBACH, SAIAN SUPA CREW, BUTT CARDIFF, ONOSIZO SIBONGISENI NGCALA
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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