Papa Joe 
Mr. Monkeyshines
 
Lyrics
Mr. Monkeyshines ©2003 by Joe Kretschmer

Here come Mr. Monkeyshines, movin' on down the road
Nobody knows where he comes from, no one knows where he goes.
Mr. Monkeyshines, won't you stay a while?

Mr. Monkeyshines is a rambler, come many a mile,
He make the little children laugh, and he make the ladies smile.
Mr. Monkeyshines, won't you stay a while?

Mr. Monkeyshines says to the farmer's wife, "I'll make you a deal.
I'll mend that old broke down fence if you fix me a home-cooked meal."
Mr. Monkeyshines, won't you stay a while?

Mr. Monkeyshines tells a story, swears that it's all true.
Children chase him down the street; monkey see, monkey do.
Mr. Monkeyshines, won't you stay a while?

Mr. Monkeyshines makes music; he's a one-man band.
Old kazoo in his mouth, a banjo in his hands.
Mr. Monkeyshines, won't you stay a while?
[repeat 1st verse]
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Music Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Performance Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Description
Short Song Description:
A traditional style song about a wandering musician.
Long Song Description:
The song tells of Mr. Monkeyshines, a wandering character who plays a banjo and charms children and the ladies while doing odd jobs to survive.
Metadata
Song Length: 2:30
Primary Genre: Folk-Country
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Language: English