Itching For My Baby, But I Don't Know Where To Scratch    (1954)

I'm itching for my baby and I don't know where to scratch
I'm keeping both hands busy, I'm a one-man wrestling match
I'll never forget that first sweet kiss in the poison ivy patch
I'm itching for my baby and I don't know where to scratch

I'll not forget the time we met, 'twas love right from the start
Well I took her strolling through the woods, and there she won my heart
I carved her name upon a tree, a tall and friendly pine
And little did I know it held a poison ivy vine!

I'm itching for my baby and I don't know where to scratch
I'm keeping both hands busy, I'm a one-man wrestling match
I'll never forget that first sweet kiss in the poison ivy patch
I'm itching for my baby and I don't know where to scratch

I'm itching for my baby and I don't know where to scratch
I'm keeping both hands busy, I'm a one-man wrestling match
I'll never forget that first sweet kiss in the poison ivy patch
I'm itching for my baby and I don't know where to scratch

My baby's home and all alone, I called her on the phone
She didn't answer straight away, I know'd there's something wrong
I told her that I loved her still and I hoped she loved me, too
I longed to hear sweet nothin's, but she only answered "oooh!"

I'm itching for my baby and I don't know where to scratch
I'm keeping both hands busy, I'm a one-man wrestling match
I'll never forget that first sweet kiss in the poison ivy patch
I'm itching for my baby and I don't know where to scratch

Lyrics by Porter Wayne Wagoner and George Earle Wilson.
Recorded by Porter Wagoner; Spinners; Johnny Duncan; many others.


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