ARABESQUE lyrics - Peppermint Jack

ARABESQUE
"Peppermint Jack"

[Chorus:]
Hey, Peppermint Jack
Hey, Peppermint Jack
Hey, Peppermint Jack
Your hair is gray
And your skin is black
Too old trey say
So you got the sack

I recall that we used to buy
Pepperminds from a lovely guy
He had worked for Icecream Joe
Till he was told he had to go
He said to himself this wise old man:
"Ice is gonna melt but peppermint can't"
So he said to us when we came to school:
"Only peppermint really keeps you cool"
"Only peppermint really keeps you cool"

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Then one day he didn't appear
When we heard why, we were in tears
Poor old Jack, how little he earned
Went to the place of no return
With a piece of chalk we wrote on his stone:
"Ice is gonna melt, but peppermint won't"
Never more we heard when we came to school:
"Only peppermint really keeps you cool"
"Only peppermint really keeps you cool"

[Chorus]

Peppermint, peppermint, peppermint Jack
Peppermint, peppermint, peppermint Jack
Peppermint, peppermint, peppermint Jack