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Lazy Tom (The Fables) video
#744: YouTube video by malone182 ©2009
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Knock. Knock. Knock. Knock. Knock... 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,
The daughter of old Dan Moore;
Tom went a-courtin' Mary Ann,
When Dan was on the Labrador.
Her father came home that year,
The girl was in a 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...

"Well, 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 till 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...

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.

####.... Glenn Simmons of The Fables. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All Rights Reserved ....####
Recorded by The Fables (Tear The House Down, trk#1, 1998, First City Productions/Actual Music, St John's, NL).

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