DING DONG (ding a long a ding dong ding)

By John D. Loudermilk
1976 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

A nice young man was stopped one day upon the street back home
By a little old lady in her seventies uptown all alone
She said, young man I'm afraid I'm lost so here's my hotel key
See me back to my hotel room and I'll buy you a cup of tea
With a ding dong ding a long a ding dong ding

She took her shawl off and she poured them both a cup of tea
And said, now son sit down and rest and listen close to me
My husband died a year ago and left me all I'll need
So I'm out traveling around the world seeing what I can see
With a ding dong ding a long a ding dong ding

Now I was married to my husband when I was just a girl
And he was grown and the only man I've known in all the world
So I'll be frank with you, young man, I'll pay you for your time
I hope I've made it perfectly clear what I've got on my mind
With a ding dong ding a long a ding dong ding

So the nice young man he stayed and had another cup of tea
And then a steak and a bottle of wine and another cup of tea
She wrote him out a check and said goodnight and kissed her cheek
He went right home and he went to bed and went right off to sleep
With a ding dong ding a long a ding dong ding

Next morning he got up and went downtown to cash his check
Thinking about the stereo and the clothes he was going to get
But when he tried to cash his check the bank said sorry friend
And the little old lady was miles away and he'd been had again
With a ding dong ding a long a ding dong ding

So the moral to the story is there is no gap in time
There ain't no such a thing as age it's all just in your mind
So if you're young or if you're old or if you're white or brown
Boys be aware of the little old ladies who are all alone uptown
With a ding dong ding a long a ding dong ding

(source: inner sleeve Leon Rausch LP Derrick DRC-100LP)

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