American Old Time Song Lyrics: 61 Hi There Rubber Neck
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 61
HI THERE! RUBBER NECK.
Copyright, 1898, by Doyle & Read.
Words and Music by A. Bowden Doyle and Charles A. Reed.
Once I saw an eager crowd of many hundred people
Watch a man who went to fix the top of a church steeple,
And of a sudden when the man looked like a little speck,
Some smart Aleck in the crowd Just yelled out Rubber Neck:
Rubber Neck, Rubber Neck, you'll hear it ev'rywhere,
If you stop to notice things, or should you chance to stare;
Rubber Neck, Rubber Neck, your gazing it will check,
To have some crazy Yap yell out, Hi there! Rubber Neck!
Notice on a rainy day a lady neatly clad,
Crossing o'er the muddy street, the walks are very bad.
Some men who are Just passing by will to each other beck,
'Till some kid, with grinning face, will yell out Rubber Neck!-Cho.
At a burlesque show one night the house was very packed,
Front row seats with bald-heads filled, who rubber'd every act,
They gazed with bulging eyes, they did, the girls to try and vex,
'Till the leading lady yelled, oh, see the rubber necks.-Chorus.