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Seven Silly Little Songs

Word count: 275

Song Cycle by Gary Bachlund

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1. Animal Fair [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: English

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I went to the animal fair,
The birds and the beasts were there.
The big baboon. by the light of the moon,
Was combing his auburn hair.
The monkey, he got drunk,
And sat on the elephant's trunk.
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees,
And what became of the monk, the monk?


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2. Eve, apropos de Rien [ sung text checked 1 time]

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It is not fair to visit all
The blame on Eve, for Adam's fall;
The most Eve did was to display
Contributory negligé.


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3. The purple cow [ sung text checked 1 time]

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I never saw a purple cow;
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.


First published in The Lark, no. 1, 1895

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4. Reasons for drinking [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: English after the Latin

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If all be true that I do think,
There are five reasons we should drink;
Good wine -- a friend -- or being dry --
Or lest we should be by and by --
Or any other reason why.


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5. Judged by the company one keeps [ sung text checked 1 time]

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One night in late October,
When I was far from sober,
Returning with my load with manly pride,
My feet began to stutter,
So I lay down in a gutter,
And a pig came near and lay down by my side;
A lady passing by was heard to say:
"You can tell a man who boozes,
By the company he chooses,"
And then pig got up and slowly walked away.


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6. The purple cow again [ sung text checked 1 time]

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Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow" --
I'm sorry, now, I wrote it;
But I can tell you anyhow
I'll kill you if you quote it!


First published in The Lark, no. 24, 1897.

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7. The frog [ sung text checked 1 time]

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What a wonderful bird the frog are --
When he stand he sit almost;
When he hop, he fly almost.
He ain't go no sense hardly;
He ain't got no tail hardly either.
When he sit, he sit on what he ain't got almost.


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