music/lyrics: Richard Popovic

Story

This melody is based on the old traditional song 'Frankie and Johnny.' That song starts out with the line 'Frankie and Johnny were lovers.' From there it wasn't too far a jump to 'Stinky and Squeaky were brothers.' For reasons of self-preservation, I will not say whether this is based on myself and my brother Chris, or if it is completely fictional. But for those of you who saw our shared room growing up, you know the answer.

 

Lyrics

STINKY AND SQUEAKY


Stinky and Squeaky were brothers, born just a minute apart

But they couldn’t have been more different, right from the very start

Like night and day in so many ways

 

Stinky loved to get dirty, Squeaky he loved to stay clean

While Stinky rolled in the dirt, Squeaky would just primp and preen

Like night and day in so many ways

 

Squeaky he lived for bath time, took three or four a day

Stinky took a bath in October, and didn’t take another till May

Like night and day in so many ways

 

Stinky made a pretty good mud pie, full of thick brown goopity-goo

Squeaky would never go near them cause he didn’t want to dirty his shoes

Like night and day in so many ways

 

Squeaky didin’t play many games cause a speck of dust would make him mad

Stinky didn’t have many friends because he smelled pretty bad

Like night and day in so many ways

 

Don’t be too much like Stinky and smell just like a barn

Don’t be too much like Squeaky, a little dirt never did no harm

Like night and day in so many ways

Like night and day--in so many ways

 

GUITAR NOTES:

Chords: C/C/C/C7

               F/F/F/C

               G/G/C-F/C