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Jim Dixon Lyr Add: One Little Sip (Si Kahn) (7) Lyr Add: ONE LITTLE SIP (Si Kahn, via Matt Watroba 30 Jun 20


I found this recording on Spotify and transcribed it. Since there are numerous small differences between this and the version Jacob B posted above, I thought I ought to post it.

Si Kahn advertises Matt Watroba's album on his own website, but I see no indication that Si ever recorded this song himself.

He did, however, write the liner notes, and he says (writing in the third person):
One Little Sip: This song was once titled "Three Old Jokes." Why, you might well ask. Well, please don’t tell anyone, but one night long ago Si was watching the Jackie Gleason Show. Yes, we know, we know, this is not exactly the image you have of Si. But he really really was watching the Jackie Gleason show, and Jackie told these three old – in fact, very old – jokes. What else was Si supposed to do?


ONE LITTLE SIP
(Si Kahn)
As recorded by Matt Watroba on "The Far Si: The Si Kahn Funny Song Sing-Along Songbook" (2020)

I was the pride of the Chamber of Commerce;
At church, such a promising lad
That a prominent Kentucky distillery
Asked me to pose for an ad.
Though my lips had never touched liquor,
I consented in greed and in haste.
As I lifted my glass for the cam'ra,
I decided to take just one taste.

CHORUS: A little sip, and another, and another,
And another, and another, and another,
And another, and another, and another, and another,
And another, and another, and another.

Now if you take a big glass of water,
And you take a bucket of booze,
And you set 'em in front of a donkey,
Which one do you think he will choose?
Well, he'll walk right up to the water,
And lap it straight out of the glass.
Why do you think that he does it?
Well, he does it because he's an ass. CHORUS

My uncle started in drinking
On the day he could first lift a cup.
Through eighty-three years and twelve children,
He never once sobered up.
You might think this ruined his system,
But I tell you somethin' that's true:
We dug him up for his birthday,
And, by God, he looks better than you. CHORUS TWICE


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