THE COCKROACH THAT ATE CINCINNATI
Rose & The Arrangement - 1974
Also recorded by: Sing No Evil.
Uh-uh, don't touch that dial!
I must offer to you a confession,
I like movies that give me a fright (Aaaaggghhhhh!)
If the subject is horror, I got to see more or
I won't be contented all night
You may call it my ghoulish obsession
It's a subject on which I get chatty
But the worst one it seems, haunting all of my dreams
Was the cockroach that ate Cincinnati
I've seen ghouls and hobgoblins and witches
And some moth-eaten werewolves with fangs
There were creatures that chattered and others that clattered
And Japanese monsters with fangs (Ah-so)
Frankenstein gives me the shakes
And Count Dracula's driving me batty
But they're not on a par with the worst one by far
The cockroach that ate Cincinnati
Oh, he must have needed a seltzer
It's amazing how much he got down
For lunch, he'd just chew up a suburb or two
And for dinner, he ate the whole town (BURP!)
Willard just sent me out laughing
I thought Ben looked a little bit ratty (sorry about that)
But they're not half as bad as the worst scare I've had
The Cockroach that ate Cincinnati!
Oh, my heart nearly stopped, he will never be topped
The cockroach that ate Cincinnati, OLE!
Ole? That's dumb
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2010)