SKIN AND BONE

by Raymond Douglas Davies


[spoken intro]
This is a be-bop song
Want everybody to join in
Do a little bitty be-bop
Be-bop, boogie and jive, all right


Fat, flabby Annie was incredibly big
She weighed just about sixteen stone
And then a fake dietician went and put her on a diet
Now she looks like skin and bone
She looks like skin and bone

Doin' the meditation and yoga
She's thrown away the Good Food Guide
And she's given up the alcohol, the pizzas, and the pies
And now she's lookin' like she's ready to die
You can't see her walk by

     You don't eat no mashed potatoes
     You don't eat no buttered scones
     You don't eat no carbohydrates
     You're gonna look like skin and bone
     Skin and bone

Livin' on the edge of starvation
She says she's got no appetite
And her father and her mother and her sisters and her brothers
Couldn't see her when she walked by
You can't see her walk by

     You don't eat no mashed potatoes
     You don't eat no buttered scones
     Stay away from carbohydrates
     You're gonna look like skin and bone

     Used to be so cuddly
     Used to be so fat
     But oh what a sin, she's oh so thin
     She's lost every friend that she had
     She looks like skin and bone

     Bones, them bones, them skin and bones
     Them bones, them bones, them skin and ...
     Bones, them bones, them skin and bones
     Them bones, them bones, them skin and ...
     Bones, them bones, them skin and bones
     Them bones, them bones, them skin and ...
     Bones, them bones, them skin and bones
     Them bones, them bones, them skin and ...

If you look flabby and you feel overweight
And want to lose a couple of stone
Take a crash course diet, do your daily exercises
And you'll look like skin and bone
Come on, rattle them bones

     You put your hands up to the ceiling
     Bend your hips and touch your toes
     Do your daily exercises
     You're gonna look like skin and bone
     Don't eat no carbohydrates
     Don't eat no buttered scones
     Stay away from mashed potatoes
     You're gonna look like skin and bone
     Skin and bone

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Copyright 1971 by Davray Music Ltd.

Recordings:
1. The Kinks on the LP "Muswell Hillbillies" (RCA Victor AYLI-
     4458, Nov. 1971), re-released on "Everybody's in Showbiz"
     (RCA Victor VPS-6065)
2. The Kinks (live) on the LP "The Kinks' Greatest/Celluloid
     Heroes" (RCA Victor APLI-1743, 1976)
3. Gamma, on the LP "Gamma 2" (Elektra 6E-288)