David was a young blood. David was a stripling But he looked like the jungle boy. That was talked about by Kipling Well, he looked like a jungle boy and he sang like a bird (But the fought like the devil when his temper got stirred) When David was attending sheep for his pa Somebody hollered, I think it was his ma She said "Hurry to the field with this little-bitty sack I want you to take it to your Brothers, but hurry right back"
Now David took his lunch box, and off he hurried And there he saw the Israelites lookin' right worried When he asked them what the problem was They pointed to the prairie There he saw a sight to make an elephant scary Oh, there he saw Goliath, champion of Gath He roared in his anger, howled in his wrath Oh, he was stronger than a lion He was taller than a tree Little David had to tiptoe just to reach up to his knee
"Come on! " said the giant, raging and striding "Bring out your strongmen from where y' got 'em hiding Drag out your champions from under the bunks I'll feed 'em to the buzzards, the lizards and the skunks"
Now David heard him bragging, and said, "I declare That giant's got an awful lot of mouth up there" So he strolled to the brook, and he picked up a pebble It was smooth as ice, but hard as a devil
He starts out for the giant, dancing on his toes He was whirling away with his slingshot He was singing a song like so... goes: "Rock of ages, cleft for me" – like so The giant looks at David and let's out a laugh He laughs like a tiger being sassed by a cat He laughs like a hyena, grins from ear to ear Ba-Ba-Ba-Bangin' on his armor with his ten-foot spear
He stars (starts) out for David, bangin' and a-clankin' He said, "Come here, Junior! I'm gonna give you a spankin'! " David took his slingshot, and swung it 'round his head
Out flew that pebble and the giant dropped (He dropped dead) – dead! (You know little David made a – good shot! )