Take Me Out For a Joy Ride
Words by Ren Shields
Music by Kerry Mills
Sweet little, neat little Gwendolin Fields,
She was just daffy 'bout automobiles,
And ev'ry day she worked some kind of scheme,
To get a ride in a benzine machine;
She always was there with the big "goo-goo eye"
At every Chauffeur who went passing by.
Her style was so charming, her smile was so gay,
When they'd run their autos close to her she'd say:
"Take me out for a joy ride, a girl ride, a boy ride,
I'm as reckless as I can be,
I don't care what becomes of me;
Let's go in the parkway, the dark way, the lark way,
All afternoon we will spin and spoon* on an old joy ride.
Fly little, sly little Rudolph O'Neil,
Took her out once in his automobile,
Ten miles from town motor broke down, of course,
Farmers all gathered and yelled, "Get a horse."
Nothing to carry her home could be found,
A Marathon she had to do back to town,
And now she's laid up with both feet in a sling,
So never again will sweet Gwendolin sing:
*to kiss and cuddle