When I was a young boy I went down to the county fair
Brought myself a nickel, bought a pickle, had change to spare
Thought I'd spend a cent or two to see what the robots could do

There were wires all around
Electrical sounds
Steam from their exhausts
Gears and coils all criss-crossed (Ah, ah, ah ha ha, Eay!)

Everybody's going to the clockwork vaudeville
Everybody wants to see the show
People crowd the door and scream and shout for more
While music and song fill the air

Clockwork vaudeville (Clockwork vaudeville)
Clockwork vaudeville (Clockwork vaudeville)

There were four metal people dressed oh so sharply
They sung and danced a catchy tune with automaton robotic ease
Their guitar strings hummed to the beat kept by their tambourine

Boilers making steam (ah ha ha ha ha)
Metal gleaming (ah ha ha ha ha)
Songs with a good tune (ah ha ha ha ha)
That would stick with you all through the afternoon (Ooo, ooo, ooo who who)

Everybody's going to the clockwork vaudeville
Everybody wants to see the show
People clap and stop their feet and join in with the robot beat
While music and song fill the air

Clockwork vaudeville (Clockwork vaudeville)
Clockwork vaudeville (Clockwork vaudeville)

A man came up to me after the show, after the show
(He had a moustache)
And asked me if I'd like to meet the robots up close, the robots up close
(Not programmed to bite)
Well they greeted me and one shook my hand, one shook my hand
(Absolutely cool)
And asked me if I'd like to join his robot band, I said oh yeah
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-ah-ah

Everybody's going to the clockwork vaudeville
Everybody wants to see the show
People crowd the door and scream and shout for more
While music and song fill the air

Clockwork vaudeville (Clockwork vaudeville)
Clockwork vaudeville (Clockwork vaudeville)

When I was a young boy, I went down to the county fair...


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