Now watermelons are a wonderful treat
They’re the very best food that I like to eat.
I wonder why we save them for special days
As for watermelons, I would gladly pay.
I’d pay whatever the cost might be
Just to savor the flavor of that delightful treat
Just thinking of them gives me shivers to my toes
There’s nothing else that can even come close.
Their sweet juicy flavor just melts in my mouth
On a hot summer day, I just want to shout
As I feel the juice trickle down my dry throat
It’s the very best feeling a food can evoke.
Watermelons, watermelons I’ll praise you forever
You’re the one dish I’ll pass up, not ever, no never
When I’m thirsty and feeling ready for a drink
It’s only of watermelons that I start to think.
It might be an icy cold winter day outside
But that doesn’t stop me from wishing inside
Of ripe, red, tender watermelon flesh
Even though I know I must wait, I guess.
Wait until summer comes round once more
With its hot hazy days and humidity’s high score
To see watermelons piled up to the sky
All ready and waiting for me to buy.
Now I’ll tell you a funny story that happened to me
I was only twelve or so at the time, you see
Visiting a lady friend my parents had made
She had two children about my same age.
She took us all down the freeway a ways
Til we got to a farmhouse with garden and hay
Beside was a river, fast-flowing and cold
The day was so hot we all made a bold
Run for the water to cool ourselves down
We had great fun splashing around like clowns
We jumped and screamed 'til so tired were we
We fell on the grass to rest and to breathe.
And then my eyes saw a rare surprise
The farmer began piling watermelons high
Watermelons, watermelons come one and all
It was a great party, as I readily recall.
We ate and ate as much as our tummies
Could hold of those watermelons, so yummy
We ate till our stomachs started to pop
It seemed that of eating, we just couldn’t stop.
It was time to go home down the freeway so far
So we all hopped in my friend’s beautiful car
But after just a few minutes of traveling along
Every one of us children sang a brand new song.
The song was quite funny, but no one was impressed
All we could think of was giving our bladders a rest
Bathroom, bathroom we all in chorus sang
We sounded like the little rascals gang.
But on the freeway, no exits were found
No ramps to see if a bathroom’s around
What in this world could one conceive
To find some relief for the children that grieved.
Well, to make a very long story short
We found a bathroom but learned not to resort
To overeating watermelon when far from home
Too much watermelon makes your bladder groan!