Words & Music:

Procol Harum


Anyone have the chords to this music-hall new classic?


Don't eat green meat, it ain't good for you.

You know it killed your brother, killed your sister, too.

Even fresh fried chicken on new-mown sand

Can't beat red beans eaten outa your hand.



Oh Mabel, Mabel! You know I love you, gal, but I'm not able.

Mabel, oh Mabel, please get off the kitchen table.


Don't slice no onions, don't peel no grape.

Dream about banana slice nor sniff around shortcake.

And if on a winter's day you find your sundial's wrong.

You'll know the weather is what's brought it on.




Put the peas in the pot, put the pot on the hot.

In the cellar lies my wife, in my wife there's a knife.

So, tote that hammer, lift that pick,

And banish inhibition with a pogo stick.




Back to the Songbook Index.

This page's content is copyrighted ©1977-2008 by Kristin C. Hall. Please drop me a line (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") if you wish to use it or link to it or correct it! Please send comments, suggestions, fixes and general mischievious mayhem to the web diva via the above email address. (sorry, spambots have forced me to remove my automatic mail link.) Many thanks...and enjoy!

Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk:
I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc. I have posted these only as a helpful resources for teachers, camp counselors and people who like to "sing along with Mitch", if you will. If you do not want your work posted to these pages, please just email me (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") and I shall remove it.