You’ve got the right string baby but the wrong yo-yo
No need hangin’ round my door
I went this mornin’ by the hardware store
Got a brand new string for my yo-yo

Went to the doctor got the string put on
He made a mistake put the string on wrong
I said hey doc it don’t work right no more
He said well son there’s something bad wrong with your yo-yo

My papa told me and my mama did too
Son these women gonna be the death of you
Better make your mind up which one you crave
Son some of these women gonna send you to your grave

[ piano ]

I took my yo-yo and I went down town
I yo-yoed up and I yo-yoed down
Looked in the window of a ten cent store
Everbody stood there lookin’ at my yo-yo

Saw this good lookin’ red head cute as could be
I said hey honey you look just right for me
But some dude walked up behind me and said kinda low
You got the right string sonny but that’s my yo-yo
Oh oh

[ guitar ]

You’ve got the right string baby but the wrong yo-yo
No need hangin’ round my door