string man lyrics – mamas & the papas

i fell in love with the string man
who played guitar in a rock n’ roll band
and every night i’d watch them play
but it happened at the matinee

how i squirmed when he bent those strings
and i screamed when he started to sing
the way he moved and looked so groovy
well, ya know, he did something to me

string man
string man
string man

so i followed the string man
who played guitar in a string band
and every night i watch them play
and they got better everyday

pretty soon and what do ya think
everybody’s saying, they’e the biggest thing
hit records and making the scene
s*xy pictures in the fan magazines

string man
string man
string man

i strung along with the string man
he always called me his biggest fan
though he was kind, i should have known better
than to think we’d always stay together

and then one night the show was wild and loud
and i saw a pretty girl out in the crowd
she waved at him and caught his eye
the way he looked at her it made me cry

string man
string man
string man

/ mamas the papas lyrics