Poison Ivy

Don’t go in there, you’ll regret it
that patch of bushes is deadly
ask anyone who’s had the rash
you’ll be praying quite steadily
At first you’ll think it’s fine, no need for alarm
‘Til your ankles spring itches
all the way up to your arm

Don’t go in there, you’ll regret it
That’s what they said,
I went in and that’s how I got it
from the soles of my feet to the top of my head
First it starts a itchin’ and then it starts a oozin’
Your ma will say “Don’t scratch it!”
But you can’t stop thinking ’bout it or keep your hands from movin’

Don’t go in there, you’ll regret it
that’s what I say
even with overalls and work boots
think twice before you go play
You’ve got to believe me, my carefree days are through
Now I’m twitchin’ and red fever blisterin’
Don’t let it happen to you

Don’t go in there, you’ll regret it
I’ll tell you the whole sordid story
Wait a sec, I just lost my ball
Hold that thought, it was just about to get gory
I’ll just run into the woods a bit and be back in a hurry
I’ll need to sit on it to tell you the full story.