|By:||Judy B. Goodenough||Back to Roth's Song Index|
|On:||And So Will We yet|
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Little piggy hollered in the middle of the night
"Tell me now mama, I wanna get it right"
"What'll I be when I get big?"
"Hush," said his momma, "you're gonna be a pig".
"There's more to me than loin and lard"
"I can walk and talk, I'm young and strong"
"Hush," said his momma, "not for long." "Oh no," said the piggy, and he started to howl. "There's more to me than cheek and jowl" "I'm pink and pretty, I can sing and dance" "Hush," said his momma, "you'll never get a chance." "Oh no," said the piggy, "I'll show you all!"
He went over the fence and under the wall
He ran and he ran 'till the moon went down
He ran and he ran 'till he came to a town.
With a kink in his tail and a wink in his eye
He put on a hat and he put on a tie
Parted his hair, bought a diamond ring
And nobody noticed anything. "Oh see," said the piggy, "I'm one of you"
And everyone said "how true, how true"
He made his money and he lived in style
Some times he sang with half a smile: He's a big boar now, he's executive pork
And he eats his vittles with a knife and fork
He often thinks of the lonesome tune
His momma sang by the light of the moon.