Bobby Darin

Me & Mr. Hohner

 


 


     

      Me and Mr. Hohner

      Standin’ on the corner

      Not doin’ nothin’ to no one.

 

      When a squad car stops

      And out jump cops       

      You one o' them, if I ever saw one.

 

      One o' what I said?

      As my face turned red

      Up against the wall, says the tall one.

 

      That’s a cute mustache

      Have ya got any hash?

      I’d like to make a buy, says the small one.

 

      Now da whole thing’s silly

      But I’m starin’ at the billy

      Quietly askin’ myself now will he …

 

      Use that thing

      To make my eardrums ring

      It’s all a bad dream

      And I’m in South Philly

      Now tell ‘em, Mr. Hohner …

 

      Me and Mr. Hohner

      In Yuma, Arizona

      Tryin’ to hitch a ride to Denver.

 

      Well, out o' a toll

      Comes the highway patrol

      To check up on my gender.

 

      Is it her or him

      Or maybe Tiny Tim?

      Now up against the fence, says the dense one.

      
      You have picked a bad spot

      To smoke your pot

      Whatcha gonna do two against one?

 

      Now da whole thing’s silly

      But I’m starin’ at the billy

      Quietly askin’ myself now will he …

 

      Use that thing

      To make my eardrums ring

      It’s all a bad dream

      And I’m in South Philly

      Now tell ‘em, Mr. Hohner …

 

      Me and Mr. Hohner

      Relaxin’ out at Kona

      Hawaiian sun can be groovy.

 

      When a pair of MPs    

      Yell out, freeze!

And I think I gotta part in a movie.

 

Hey! I’m talkin’ to you

Tell me what did I do?

You’re a draft card burner, says the thin one.

 

We can tell by your looks

That you read too many books o' wars

And that’s because ya ain’t been in one.

 

Now the whole thing’s silly

But I’m starin’ at the billy

Quietly askin’ myself now will he …

 

Use that thing

To make my eardrums ring

It’s all a bad dream

And I’m in South Philly

Now tell ‘em, Mr. Hohner …

 
 
Lyrics transcribed by Jane Penny and Marilyn Brown

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