Slow Poke Lyrics by Pee Wee King


Pee Wee King Lyrics

Slow Poke Lyrics
Slow Poke

-Artists: The Ray Conniff Singers as sung on "Speak To Me Of Love"
-Columbia 2150
-version by Pee Wee King was # 1 for 3 weeks in 1952
-competing version charted by Ralph Flanagan (# 6), Helen O'Connell (# 8),
-Arthur Godfrey (#12), and Roberta Lee (#13)
-Words and Music by Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, and Chilton Price

Male (M) and Female (F) voices alternate

F: (Slow poke, slow poke, I'm a silly old slow poke)

M: You keep me waitin' till it's gettin' aggravatin', you're a slow poke
F: You wait and worry but I never seem to hurry, I'm a slow poke
M: Time means nothin' to you, I wait (you wait) and then
F: Late again, eight o'clock, nine o'clock, quarter to ten

M: Why should I linger every time you snap your finger, little slow poke?
F: Why can't I hasten when I see the time's a-wastin'? I'm a slow poke, dear
M: Why should I keep tryin' to change you? It's not the thing to do
F: Here's the thing to do-I guess you'll have to learn to be a slow poke, too (slow
poke, too)

F: (Slow poke, slow poke, I'm a silly old slow poke)

ALL: We keep on waitin' till it's gettin' aggravatin', what a slow poke
We wait and worry but there's never any hurry, what a slow poke
Time means nothin', you see, we wait and then
Late again, eight o'clock, nine o'clock, quarter to ten

M: Why should I linger every time you snap your finger, little slow poke? (slow
poke)
Why can't you hasten when you see the time's a-wastin'? You're a slow poke,
dear
F: Why do you keep tryin' to change me? It's not the thing to do
M: Then I guess I'll have to learn to be a silly old slow poke, too

F: Slow poke, slow poke, you're a silly old slow poke
M: Slow poke, slow poke, I'm a silly old slow poke

BOTH: Slow poke!!


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