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​Barber Shop

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the album Foreign Affairs (1977).

Original video
Good morning, Mr. snip snip snip
With your haircut just as short as mine
Good morning, Mr. snip snip snip
With your haircut just as short as mine

Bay rum lucky tiger butch wax cracker jacks
Shoe shine jaw breaker, magazine racks
Hangin 'round the barber shop a side burnin' close crop
Mornin Mr. Furgeson, what's the good word witcha
Stayin' outta trouble like a good boy should
I see you're still cuttin hair, I'm still cuttin' classes
Got a couple of passes to the Ring Brothers Barn Bail circus afternoon

You lost a little 'round the middle you're lookin' reel good
Sittin' on the wagon 'stead of under the hood
What's the low down Mr. Brown
I heard your boy's leavin' town
I bought myself a struggle buggy suckers powder blue

Throw me over sports page, Cincinnati's lookin' good
Always been for Pittsburgh and I'll lay you 10 to 1
Pirates get the pennant and the series 'fore they're done
The hair's gettin' longer, you know the skirts gettin' shorter
And you can get a cheaper haircut if you wanna cross the border

If your mama saw you smokin' bet she'd kick your ass
Put it out, you juvenile, and put it out fast
Well, if I had a million dollars, what would I do
Probably be a barber, not a bum like you
Still got your paper route and that's just fine
Now you can pay me double 'cause you gypped me last time

Don'tcha know that you can keep a little circus money and spend it on a girl
And just remember that I give the best haircuts in the whole wide world
I give the best haircuts in the whole wide world

Good morning, Mr. snip snip snip
With your haircut just as short as mine
Good morning, Mr. snip snip snip
With your haircut just as short
You got your haircut just as short
You got your haircut just as short as mine

Written by:

Tom Waits