Tic, tic, tic! Ev'rybody lookin'. Tic, tic, tic! See them all a-searchin'.
Tic, tic, tic! That's all they're hearin' but they couldn't find out where the watch was hiding.
What a confusion. A fellow lost his watch in a railway station. (Repeat)
An attractive girl named Melda was accused of being a burglar.
She had no purse, no pocket in her clothes, so where she hid the watch only goodness knows. And you hearing
Under suspicion, they took her down to the police station
And they called on the matron who examined all the clothes she had on
The matron examined with care. She even made her take down her long hair.
She searched till she couldn't search no more but the watch now tickin' louder than before. And you hearing
Confusion now in the station. The matron searching by inspiration.
Watch tickin' louder and louder and the matron moving up closer.
The matron convinced there's no doubt. She put her hand inside Melda's mouth.
Do you know her idea cam true? When she found the watch, it was ten to two. Still tickin'