Song – Bend In His Knees

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music

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RECORDINGS BY BOB GIBSON-

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Song Notes

Tongue-in-cheek cautionary tale of need for proper technique.

LYRIC

Bend In His Knees

Johnson from his bedroll sprang
And he called for his boots and skis
He skied quite well and he skied like hell
But he didn’t have a bend in his knees
He didn’t have a bend in his knees
He didn’t have a bend in his knees
He skied quite well and he skied like hell
But he didn’t have a bend in his knees

Now Johnson thought with the skis he bought
He would ski with a maximum of ease
But the thing he was taught that he soon forgot
Was to get a little bend in his knees
Was to get a little bend in his knees
Was to get a little bend in his knees
But the thing he was taught that he soon forgot
Was to get a little bend in his knees

Now John in a race was a terrible disgrace
He soon ended up in the trees
And the reason he fell was you know damn well
That he didn’t have a bend in his knees
He didn’t have a bend in his knees
He didn’t have a bend in his knees
And the reason he fell was you know damn well
That he didn’t have a bend in his knees

He let out a howl for the ski patrol
Sayin’, “Get the toboggan, please”
As they carried him down to the doc in the town
They said, “You shoulda had a bend in your knees”
They said, “You shoulda had a bend in your knees”
They said, “You shoulda had a bend in your knees”
As they carried him down to the doc in the town
They said, “You shoulda had a bend in your knees”

Long after the spill and the doctor’s bill
And he’d sold his boots and skis
Now he can’t make haste with a cast to his waist
And he doesn’t have a bend in his knees
And he doesn’t have a bend in his knees
And he doesn’t have a bend in his knees
Now he can’t make haste with a cast to his waist
And he doesn’t have a bend in his knees

Words & Music by Bob Gibson
© 1960 Robert Josiah