Dan and his wife Mary went to the state fair every year,
And every year Dan would say,
Mary, I'd like to ride in that helicopter.'
Mary always replied,
'I know Dan, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars,
And fifty dollars is fifty dollars'
One year Mary and Dan went to the fair, and Dan said,
'Mary, I'm 72 years old.
If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.'
To this, Mary replied,
'Dan, that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty
The pilot overheard the couple and said,
'Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you
can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you
But if you say one word it's fifty dollars.'
Dan and Mary agreed and up they went.
The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard.
He did his daredevil tricks over and over again,
But still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Dan and said,
'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you
'Well, to tell you the truth,
I almost said something when Mary fell out,
But you know,
Fifty dollars is fifty dollars!'
It ain't over til the fat lady diets