little butterball lyrics – allan sherman

i’m called little b*tterball
dear little b*tterball
though i could never tell why
my calories mount
my cholesterol count
is as high as an elephant’s eye

they told me to diet
i promised i’d try it
yet somehow my weight would not budge
each metrecal cookie
to me tasted ookie
so i covered it with hot fudge

i ate watercresses
and other such messes
and pushed all my favorites aside
i said to the caterers
“no more mashed potaterers
just baked, and hash browned, and french fried”

i sing this sad song
’cause my diet went wrong
though i honestly tried to pay heed
i don’t care how high
is an elephant’s eye
but an elephant’s rear i don’t need

/ allan sherman lyrics