beatin’ on the ding dong lyrics – jim reeves

beatin’ on the ding dong all day long
i go around just singing this song
i got a gal, maybe two or three
beatin’ on the ding dong don’t bother me.

most folks worry when they have no dough
which can’t feel good ’cause of feeling low
i don’t worry if i’m broke no more
i ain’t rich so i must be poor.

beatin’ on the ding dong don’t mean a thing
just some words that you can sing
makes no difference if they’re right or wrong
beating on the ding dong all day long.

— instrumental —

some are happy when they have big cars
to ride around and they puff cigars
give me a rattle trap model t
i’m as happy as a kid could be.

a house and a flea and a bunch of mice
out in the barnyard shootin’ dice
the house grows cold and steps on a flea
the flea yells fellas there’s a house on me.

beating on the ding dong all day long
i go around just singing this song
i got a gal, maybe two or three
beatin’ on the ding dong don’t bother me.

— instrumental —

i stood with my gal on the porch last night
a huggin’ and a kissin’ till it got daylight
her pa said get him and i had to stand
a bull dog had me by the seat of the pants.

i don’t have nothin’ to bother me
as happy as a possum in a lemon tree
if i had a wife that ‘d work at all
i wouldn’t have work this coming fall.

beating on the ding dong all day long
i go around just singing this song
i got a gal, maybe two or three
beatin’ on the ding dong don’t bother me.

beatin’ on the ding dong don’t bother me…

/ jim reeves lyrics