Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler The Syncopated Clock cover

The Syncopated Clock
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Lyrics and Meaning

May 1, 2008

The Syncopated Clock Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
There was a man like you and me
As simple as a man could ever be
And he was happy as a king
Except for one peculiar thing
Verse 2
He had a clock that worked all right
It worked all right, but not exactly quite
Instead of going: "tick, tock, tick"
The crazy clock went: "tock, tick, tock"
Verse 3
The poor old man just raved and raved
Because nobody could say
Why his silly clock behaved that hickory dickory way
Verse 4
But now a famous man is he
He owns a public curiosity
From far and wide, the people flock
To hear the syncopated clock
Verse 5
Tick-a-tock, tick-a-tock
There's a zing in the swing of that clock
Tock-a-tick, tock-a-tick
Don't you think it's a marvelous trick?
Verse 6
Ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling
There's a zong in the bong of that ring
Ling-a-ting, ling-a-ting
Don't you think it's a wonderful thing?
Verse 7
The experts came to hear and see
But none of them could solve the mystery
They called Professor Einstein too
He said: "There's nothing I can do."
Verse 8
But soon the fickle human race
Will find another freak to take its place
And one fine day the man will hock
The poor old syncopated clock

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