It was midnight on the ocean,
Not a streetcar was in sight.
The sun was shining brightly,
It had rained all day that night.
A barefoot boy with shoes on
Stood sitting on the grass.
A bumble bee flew by
And a streetcar stopped to let it pass.
One fine day in the middle of the night,
The ocean caught on fire.
The deaf man heard it,
The blind man saw it
And the dumb man called the fire brigade.
They came tearing through the streets
Draw by six dead horses
(Ran over a dead cat and killed it)
And arrived five minutes before the fire even started.