‘Bout the time the sandman
Sprinkles all the stardust in the sky,
When the whisp’ring breezes
Sing the song of hush-a-bye,
Then I’m sort of waiting
Just to hear the whistle[‘]s cheerful sound
My heart[‘]s palpitating
When Jack O’Lantern comes around.
You’re my jolly old Jack O’Lantern
And I love the merry twinkle in your eye.
Tho’ you’re yellow
You chase the blues;
You’re the fellow that I will choose.
Ev’ry night time will be the right time
To be spooning underneath the silver moon,
If you whistle I’ll be there
With my Jack O’Lantern coon.
I gave him his nick-name
‘Cause he has a Jack O’Lantern smile
He’s so bright and shining
You can see his grin a mile
He’s no raving beauty
Looks an awful lot like Sunny Jim.
Don’t care what he looks like
If he will take me out with him.