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One Monkey

Updated on September 16, 2014

By: Wayne Brown


You say I never bought you pretty things

Like pearly necklaces and diamond rings

But if I didn’t then where’s all my dough?

Let me get my hat,

Cause one monkey don’t stop no show



You say that I will always be lonely

That I won’t find me another one and only

But you watch while I slip out slow,

Let me just get my coat,

Cause one monkey don’t stop no show



You claim that you are the pretty one

The kind of girl who knows what’s fun

But we’ll see whose boat you row

It’s time for me go,

Cause one monkey don’t stop no show



You long to be a princess, pampered with charm

Long to have your prince there on your arm

But you’ll be dating toads I know it’s so

I’ll catch you on the flip side,

Cause one monkey don’t stop no show



You say the party’s has long been over

So are our salad days in the clover

But that just shows what you know

I’m gone like the wild goose,

Cause one monkey don’t stop no show



You say you’ve found another true love

Put me out and gave me the shove

But soon that new lover too will go

I’ll be laughin’,

Cause one monkey don’t stop no show



You said I was a jackass not worth your attention

But I done found new stuff, or did I mention?

But not to worry, she’s nobody that you know

We’ll wave when we drive by

Cause one monkey damn sure don’t stop no show!



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    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @Truckstop Sally...Yes indeed, this is an old idiom..."One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"...they even wrote songs around it! Not like that chicken teeth enamel! LOL! Thanks much. WB

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      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      Funny! That's tellin' her off!! And I'm not even going to look to see if there is an idiom about a monkey and a show. Ha! Just takin' your word for it!

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @maven101...Oh yes, that's some of my favorite music. I love Nadine! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the thumbs! WB

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      8 years ago from Northern Arizona

      I'm hearing Lucille, Ruby, and Nadine, all rolled up in this one poem...I love Cowboy blues, and this rates right up there...Double thumbs up, my friend...Larry

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Micky Dee...You must have been an organ grinder at one time Mick and the monkey died! LOL! WB

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I've had one monkey to stop my show- but this one monkey can't stop no show!

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @epigramman...Aw, shucks, Colin...I was just showin' off a bit. I can't seem to score a 100 so I might as well write! LOL! WB

      @Loves To Read...Apparently that monkey got around and may have been hot on the dating circuit at one time. LOL! Thanks for the read and the good words. WB

      @saddlerider1...Thanks much Ken, this one was fun to write! WB

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      8 years ago

      One monkey will never stop one show but put see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil together now that's some show:0) Great poem Wayne now go out and do some monkey business.

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      Loves To Read 

      8 years ago

      Great poem Wayne, I guess there are a lot out there who recognize that monkey, ha ha ha

      Loved the video with the uke.


    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      ..good god man your writing talent goes on longer than the final gunfight in the film Butch Cassidy and the Wayne Brown Kid .....and one thing is for sure - no damn monkey is gonna stop your show .....ever!!!!!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Ken R. Abell....There were a lot of choices including an old song by that name by Eric Burdon & The Animals out of the 60's. I guess I'll leave that one to the reader! Thanks, Ken. WB

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      Ken R. Abell 

      8 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Great poem--is it set to music? I hear the Traveling Wilburys & lots of harmonica riffs. :>)

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @TimBryce...I wrote that for that dedicated engineer on the Town Square who bleeped me! LOL! Glad you enjoyed it! WB

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      8 years ago

      Wayne -

      Thanks. I needed that. Great way for me to start the day. See you Friday.

      All the Best,


    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @drbj...He said he knew you so I let him have the job. Guess he wasn't lying about that part! I love to bring intrigue! WB

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Wayne, that monkey looks just like an old-time newspaper guy I used to know. He always wore his hat while typing, too. By George, on a closer look - that's him, that's him!

      Intriguing poem.

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      Wayne Brown 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Minnetonka Twin...No, I wish I could play the uke like that. That some dude I ran across on the YouTube while searching for a good rendition of the song, Nadine. I have always looked for a way to use it with one of my hubs but this one was the first in which it made any sense. Glad you liked the poem...just me and some nonsense having fun! WB

      @Old Poolman...One of goofy times of the day that seemed to bring on inspiration. I had known of the video for some time but never had anything to match it up with until I was inspired to write this poem. Glad you enjoyed it! WB

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      Old Poolman 

      8 years ago

      Wow Wayne, I am impressed. This is not my usual reading style, but I absolutely loved this one. The video was also great.

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      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      This is such an awesome hub Wayne. Is this you playing and singing. Unbelievably cool hub. Love the poem and music. I am totally transfixed:)

      Every button was pushed.


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