Well I slipped out of the house about sundown while mama was a washing her hair
And you can bet your bottom dollar she'll come a lookin' for me
When she finds that I'm not there
And if she catches her sweet thing a running around
I know there'll be the debit to pay
She'll come blowin' like a cyclone through that door
And I can hear exactly what she'll say

Well has anybody here seen sweet thing I got a notion he'll be headed this-a way
Cause when my sweet thing is out tomocattin' around
He finds a sandbox like this to play

I want to tell all you barroom roses if my sweet thing does happen by
You'd better take my advice and if you blink more than twice
You'd better have something in your eyes

Well I gave my baby money on payday except a little she don't know that I've got
Cause there's a cute little waitress down at the corner cafe
And she seems to like me quite a lot
Well we were sittin' in this back booth a havin' a talk
And she's believed in every word that I said
When the door blew open and mama walked in yellin' loud enough to wake the dead

Well has anybody here seen sweet thing I got a notion he'll be headed this-a way
Cause when my sweet thing is out tomocattin' around
He finds a sandbox like this to play

I want to tell all you cafe cuties if my sweet thing should have a bite
You'd better take mom's advice if you'll blink more than twice
You'd better have something in your eyes
You take all mom's advice if you'll blink more than twice
You'd better have something in your eyes