An Old Straw Hat

An Old Straw Hat

I was born in a small town
But I'm livin' in a big town
They gave me a top hat and cane
In trade for a shady lane
Well, I'll give you back your big town
If you'll give me back a small town
Keep your top hats and canes,
Give me those prairies and plains.

If I had one wish to make
this is the wish I would choose,
I'd want An Old Straw Hat
a suit of overalls
and a worn out pair of shoes.

Just let me roam around
laughing at Big City Blues,
With An Old Straw Hat
a suit of overalls
and a worn out pair of shoes.

Howdy Mister Brown,
ho hum
goin' fishin',
hope you get a bite.

Howdy Mister Jones
ho hum
how's about a hay ride
Saturday night?

Sing "Heigh ho,
the merrio"
What have you got,
What have you got to lose?

Get An Old Straw Hat
a suit of overalls
and a worn out musty,
rusty, dusty,
pair of shoes.

An Old Straw Hat from Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Copyright 1938, Leo Feist Inc., N.Y.
Words and music by Mac Gordon and Harry Revel