THE SNAKE AND THE BOOKWORM
(Doc Pomus - Mort Shuman)
PAT SHANNON (DECCA 9-30905, 1959)

He crawls in the grass just like a snake
And follows every step she takes
He tracks her down all the way to school
And she thinks he's a sneaky fool
She's trying to get her homework done
And he wants to go and have some fun
The snake and the bookworm
The snake and the bookworm

She's trying to pass geography
And he's trying to kiss every girl he sees
She got a test and she don't wanna fail
And he's pulling on some ponytail
She's thinking about her education
He's thinking about his recreation
The snake and the bookworm
The snake and the bookworm

The snake got the bookworm one fine day
And he wouldn't let her get away
Then he kissed her just one time
And then something happened to his mind
Now he sings a different song
He's been studying all night long
The snake is a bookworm
The snake is a bookworm
The snake is a bookworm

Also recorded by Cliff Richard, Richard Barrett & The Coasters