I once met this old wise man
He invited me into his caravan
We sat down for a cup of tea
He sat down very gingerly
He said he's still got a sore back
From the time, on the roof with Jack

We were on the roof one day,
when suddenly I heard Jack say
"Look out for that crack!"
Phewhack! I was lying on my back

When I was just your age, I was already working
For a shearling a day
It was just enough for mom to say
"Ohhhh, Johnny, you make me so proud!"

Pa would come home from work, and say
"John, one day, you'll work with me down at the factory"
But I don't wanna work in no factory
So I packed my bags and I headed for the tree

I was only away from home for about an hour
But i was home in time for tea
I said very politely that I didn't want to work in no factory

Pa said "John, you're a second-class citizen, and you're never gonna get very far"
I said "Pa, I'm gonna see the world, I'm gonna see it all
I'm gonna be all that I can be, and more"

Daddy finished his cup of tea, reached into his pocket, and pulled out a key
He said "you can have my old caravan, I won't be needing it any more
Because I've see all I wanna see, and more"

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