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
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"
The poor old man just raved and raved
Because nobody could say
Why his silly clock behaved that hickory dickory way
But now a famous man is he
He owns a public curiosity
From far and wide, the people flock
To hear the syncopated clock
There's a zing in the swing of that clock
Don't you think it's a marvelous trick?
There's a zong in the bong of that ring
Don't you think it's a wonderful thing?
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."
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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