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Crazy Downtown Lyrics By Allan Sherman

    mommy and dad are never nervous or mad
    when you teenagers go downtown
    daddy and mom just stay at home and be calm
    and watch the late late show uptown
    ’cause when you kids are gone we get to spend some time alone here
    that’s our only chance to use the bathtub or the phone here
    when you’re away
    besides we’re stuck where we are
    because you kids took our money you kids took our car and went
    downtown where can you possibly
    downtown it’s twenty after three
    downtown what do you mean by let’s frug

    you don’t come home till 4 am cause you’re roaming
    in the streets somewhere downtown
    we would feel swell if only someone would tell us
    what goes on down there downtown
    but every time we ask you what you’re doing after dark there
    you just say that you were frugging to petula clark there
    that’s what i mean
    so kids give your folks a break
    because you’re driving us crazy we sit here all night and take
    milltown swallowing pills so we’ll
    calm down counting the hours you’re
    downtown you and your frug and your slop

    while we’re lying there we try to watch the television
    then you call us up and say you’ve had a slight collision
    there goes the car
    besides that you’ve been arrested
    so we’ve got to get up and we’ve got to get dressed and go
    downtown borrow a car and go
    downtown that’s where you are you finks
    downtown wait ’till i get you kids home

    spoken there’ll be no more frugging no swim no jerk no mashed potato no slop and you know what else you’re gonna stay home tonight and your mother and i are going downtown and we’re going to dance the tango and the waltz and the foxtrot and we’re gonna do the bunny hop that’s a nice dance and there’ll be no more frugging is that quite clear no more frugging

    Artist: Allan Sherman

    Year: 1965

    Decade: 60s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 168