#02709
Ain't It A Beauty (Shanneyganock)
#1214: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
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There aren't many men as lucky as me
to have one as big as mine,
I used it all of me life
and still it's doing fine;
Sometimes I think to meself
it's going on the blink,
But after careful scrutiny
it proved to be in the pink.

I always treat it carefully,
never leave it hanging about,
And everytime I use it
I remember to shake it out;
And sometimes when I use it
and I hold it in the air,
I instructed me wife to handle it
with tender loving care.

O-o-oh, ain't it a beauty!
I have used it proudly all me life.
ALL ME LIFE!
Oh, ain't it a beauty!
And if you don't believe me ask me wife.

Danny O'Toole came over one day,
he couldn't believe what he heard:
Mine was bigger than his was,
he didn't believe a word;
I bet him a pound, I took him outside,
I laid it on the street,
He couldn't believe his eyes,
it was nearly a hundred feet!

Last summer when I was out of work,
to idle away the hours,
I used it in the neighborhood
to water the neighbors' flowers;
A wee girl said she needed it,
could she use it for a week,
And though abused daily it never sprang a leak.

O-o-oh, ain't it a beauty!
I have used it proudly all me life.
ALL ME LIFE!
Oh, ain't it a beauty!
And if you don't believe me ask me wife.

I use it in the summertime,
I use it in the fall,
It's just around about springtime
I use it most of all;
I use it in December
on a cold and wintry day,
I wrote me name in a snow bank
a half a block away.

O-o-oh, ain't it a beauty!
All the fellas envy my technique.
IT'S UNIQUE!
Oh, ain't it a beauty!
They get jealous every time they take a peek.

I must admit it hasn't been used
in three or four days or more,
But it's hanging there and it's ready
as it ever was before;
And if the good Lord's willing
I'll be using it for years,
It's the best length of garden hose
was ever sold by Sears!

O-o-oh, ain't it a beauty!
I have used it proudly all me life.
ALL ME LIFE!
Oh, ain't it a beauty!
And if you don't believe me ask me wife.
ASK HER TWICE!

O-o-oh, ain't it a beauty!
I have used it proudly all me life.
ALL ME LIFE!
Oh, ain't it a beauty!
And if you don't believe me ask me wife.

####.... Variant of a humorous song by Clifford R (Cliff) Ferré [1920-1996] of Waitsfield, Vermont and Franklin, Massachusetts, actor, composer, dancer, singer, and author ....####
Recorded by Cliff Ferré with The Café Society Quintet (45 rpm single, Kem Records, early 1950s); and (Looks Like Fun, trk#10, 1956).

This variant is from an arrangement recorded by Shanneyganock (Scallywags, trk#13, 2002, Avondale Music Ltd, St John's, NL, recorded and engineered at Great Big Studio and Kenmount Studio by Spencer Crewe.


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