It's midnight on the ocean, not a streetcar in sight. The sun is shining bright because it rained all day last

Last night. Need help with this riddle.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    We believe that the following excerpts represent a few of the lyrics that are sometimes called "Ain't We Crazy" (reportedly written or adapted by Haywire Mac) and "A Barefoot Boy With Shoes On" (written by Asa Martin). The lyrics presented here may be abbreviated (incomplete), and there are also many different versions and alterations of the song that have been developed over the years. We cannot present them all, nor are we certain of their accuracy as originally written. But one thing we are certain about is that the words are very confusing, proving the point that what you say may not make very much sense when you've had too much alcohol to drink! A similar song called "Ain't We Crazy" is also included in an abbreviated version below.

    (CHORUS):

    Ain't we crazy--oh ain't we crazy

    This is the way we pass the time away

    Ain't we crazy--oh ain't we crazy

    We're gonna sing this song all night today

    It was midnight on the ocean

    Not a streetcar was in sight

    As I stepped into a drugstore

    To buy myself a light

    The man behind the counter

    Was a woman old and gray

    Who used to peddle shoestrings

    On the road to mandalay

    Good evening sir the woman said

    Her eyes were bright with tears

    As she put her head between her feet

    And stood that way for years

    Her children, six, were orphans

    Except one tiny tot

    Who lived in a house across the street

    Upon a vacant lot

    It was midnight on the ocean

    Not a horse car was in sight

    The sun was shining brightly

    For it rained all day that night

    Twas summer in the winter

    And the rain was snowing fast

    While a barefoot boy with shoes on

    Stood sitting in the grass

    The cows were making cowlicks

    The bells were ringing wet

    The bumblebees were making bums

    And smoking cigarettes

    A man stepped in a stable

    And came out a little hoarse

    So he jumped upon his golf club

    And rode around the course

    The sky was dark and gloomy

    While the sun was shining bright

    The lightning and the thunder

    Danced around with all their might

    The moon it cast a shadow

    Tho the air was black as night

    And everything that you could see

    Was hidden out of sight

    The crickets played their mouth harps

    While a frog played on it's drum

    And dogs barked to the music

    While the hummingbirds did hum

    Horseflies galloped to the beat

    And mayflies did their dance

    And insects of all kinds

    Lined up to wait their chance

    Alternate Versions -- also called "Barefoot Boy":

    It was midnight on the ocean

    Not a streetcar was in sight

    The sun was shining brightly

    And it rained all day that night

    It was a summer's day in winter

    And the rain was snowing fast

    And a barefoot boy with shoes on

    Stood sitting in the grass

    And the cows were making cowslips

    And the bells were ringing wet

    The bumble bees were making bums

    And smoking cigarettes

    A man went in a stable

    And came out a little ho(a)rse

    He jumped upon his golfstick

    And rode all around the course

    It was midnight on the ocean

    Not a horsecart was in sight

    I went into a drugstore

    To get myself a light

    The man behind the counter

    Was a lady old and gray

    Who used to peddle shoestrings

    On the road to Mandalay

    "My husband's dead" the lady said

    Her eyes were dry with tears

    She put her head between her feet

    And stood that way for years

    Her children, six, were orphans

    Except one tiny tot

    Who lived in a house across the street

    Above a vacant lot

    It was evening and the sunrise

    Was just setting in the west;

    And the fishes in the treetops

    Were all cuddled in their nests.

    As the wind was blowing bubbles,

    Lightning shot from left to right;

    Everything that you could see

    Had been hidden out of sight

    As I gazed through the oaken door

    A whale went drifting by

    It's six legs hanging in the air

    So I kissed that girl goodbye.

    This story has a moral

    As you can plainly see

    Don't mix your gin with whiskey

    On the deep and dark blue sea. Another alternate version: Now, I know a little ditty,

    It's as crazy as can be.

    The guy who wrote it said he wanted it,

    And handed it to me.

    I found I couldn't use it

    Because it sounded blue,

    And that's the very reason why

    I'm handing it to you.

    It's a song the alligators sing

    While coming through the rye,

    As they serenade the elephants

    Up in the trees so high.

    The iceman hums this ditty

    As he shovels in the coal,

    And the monkeys join the chorus

    Up around the nothern pole.

    Ain't we crazy,

    Ain't we crazy,

    This is the way we pass the time away.

    Ain't we crazy,

    Ain't we crazy,

    We're going to sing this song all night today.

    It was midnight on the ocean,

    Not a streetcar was in sight,

    And the sun was shining brightly,

    For it rained all day that night.

    'Twas a summer night in winter,

    And the rain was snowing fast,

    And a barefoot boy with shoes on

    Stood a-sitting in the grass.

    It was evening and the rising sun

    Was setting in the west.

    The little fishes in the trees

    Were huddled in their nest.

    The rain was pouring down

    And the moon was shining bright,

    And everything that you could see

    Was hidden out of sight.

    The cows were making cowslips

    And the bells were ringing wet,

    And the bumblebees were making bums

    And smoking cigarettes.

    And a man slept in a stable

    And came out a little ho(a)rse,

    So he hopped upon his golf sticks

    And drove all around the course.

    Ain't we crazy,

    Ain't we crazy,

    This is the way we pass the time away.

    Ain't we crazy,

    Ain't we crazy,

    We're goin' to sing this song all night today.

    It was midnight on the ocean,

    Not a horsecar was in sight

    As I stepped into the drugstore

    To get myself a light.

    The man behind the counter

    Was a woman old and gray

    Who used to peddle shoestrings

    On the road to Mandalay.

    "Good evening, sir," the woman said,

    And her eyes were bright with tears

    As she put her head beneath her feet

    And stood that way for years.

    Her children, six, were orphans,

    Except one tiny tot

    Who lived in a house across the street

    Above a vacant lot.

    Ain't we crazy,

    Ain't we crazy,

    But this is the way we pass the time away.

    Ain't we crazy,

    Ain't we crazy,

    We're going to sing this song all night today.

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  • 5 years ago

    MIDNIGHT ON THE OCEAN

    It’s a song the alligators sing

    While coming through the rye,

    As they serenade the elephants

    Up in the trees so high.

    The iceman hums this ditty

    As he shovels in the coal,

    And the monkeys join the chorus

    Up around the nothern pole.

    It was midnight on the ocean,

    Not a streetcar was in sight,

    The sun was shining brightly

    For it rained all day that night.

    ‘Twas a summer night in winter

    And the rain was snowing fast,

    And a barefoot boy with shoes on

    Stood a’ sitting in the grass.

    While the organ peeled potatoes,

    Lard was rendered by the choir.

    The sexton wrung the dishrag,

    Someone set the church on fire.

    “Holy smoke!” the preacher shouted,

    In the rain, he lost his hair.

    Now his head resembles heaven,

    For there is no parting there.

    It was midnight on the ocean,

    Not a horsecar was in sight,

    As I stepped into the drugstore

    To get myself a light.

    The man behind the counter

    Was a woman, old and gray

    Who used to peddle shoestrings

    On the road to Mandalay

    “Oh, good evening, sire,” she said,

    And her eyes were bright with tears

    As she put her head between her feet

    And stood that way for years.

    Her children, six, were orphans

    Except one big, tiny tot,

    Who lived in the house across the street

    Above a vacant lot.

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  • ag
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Streetcar Lyrics

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  • Daisy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    reminds of the song a pleaded with my mom to sing over and over again. It is an Irish ditti.

    I was born in the month of Dublin

    in the city of July

    it was raining cats and dogs

    the streets were very dry

    my father was a bricklayer

    he worked the Bangor boats

    I met a man who

    sang me an Irish dance

    he was from Tipperary

    a few miles out of France

    Patty McGinty's goat got sick last night

    it died the night before

    actually I think I messed up. Anyone know this song?

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  • 1 decade ago

    midnight on the "ocean".. well, thats good that theres no streetcar in sight. If it was a STREETcar, it doesnt belong on the ocean at midnight, I wouldnt think

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  • Lori
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/awcFu

    I love the smell of rain and the beauty it gives off; what kinda fun is it when it's sunny FOREVER?

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  • Beth
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The sun shine forever.

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  • 1 decade ago

    So what exactly is the question?

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