It was midnight on the ocean not a street car was in sight
I stepped into a drug store to get myself a light
The man behind the counter we a lady old and gray
Who used to peddle do-nuts on the road to Mandalay

Good evening sir she said, here eyes were bright with tears
She put her head benbeath her fat and stood that way for years
Her children six were orphans except the tiny tot
Who lived in a house across the street up in a vacant lot

Ain't we crazy, ain't we crazy
This is the way we pass the time away
Ain't we crazy, ain't we crazy
We're going to sing this song all night do-day

* Refrain