Along came Jones

I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 3
A manager called Salty Joe was a chasin’ Chief Hensley
He trapped him in paid admin and said with an awful thrill,
“Now, I’m not allowed to say anything,
But I can fire you at will!”
And then he was told to (and then)
He got the paper (and then)
He signed the darned thing (and then, and then!)

And then along came Jones
Carlton Jones
Joke playa’ Jones
Joke Mayor Jones
Along came that big bully Jones

Commercial came on, so I got up to get myself a beer
You should’ve seen what was goin’ on, at least what I could hear
Down in the city hall chamber, the citizens sat mute
While the council looked the other way
And sat on its patoot
And then they sat there (and then)
They sat there (and then)
They let the hospital close (and then, and then!)

And then along came Jones
Carlton Jones
Joke playa’ Jones
Joke Mayor Jones
Along came that big bully Jones

I got so bugged I turned it off and chose another action
But there was the same old city hall with a fresh set of redactions
The city attorney was striking things on her own say-so
She said, “The way things go in Tulare now,
All we need is Tu-Curly and Tu-Moe.”
And then she grabbed it (and then)
She marked it up (and then)
She gave it to the newspaper (and then)
All the readers saw it (and then, and then!)

And then along came Jones
Carlton Jones
Joke playa’ Jones
Joke Mayor Jones
Along came that big bully Jones

Here’s a link to original–and better–version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFyr49TwuiI

2 thoughts on “Along came Jones

  1. I couldn’t help it…..waaaay too funny to just read out loud….I HAD TO SING THE WORDS ……loved it!

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