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Nonsense Song No. 1
It was midnight on the ocean
Not a street car was in sight.
The sun was shining brightly;
And it rained all day that night.
'Twas a summer's night in winter
And the rain was snowing fast.
A barefoot boy with shoes on
Stood sitting on the grass.
The rain was pouring down
The moon was shining bright
And everything that you could see
Was hidden out of sight.
It was evening and the rising sun,
Was setting in the West,
The little fishes in the trees,
Were huddled in their nest.
While the organ peeled potatoes,
Lard was rendered by the choir,
While the sexton rang the dish rag
Someone set the church on fire.
Holy Smoke the preacher shouted,
And in the rush he lost his hair,
Now,his head resembles heaven
For there is no parting there.