• Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Christmas 2016
  • Track: 4
  • Year: 2016
  • Title: Butterflies
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: 16th Century French Carol
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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Butterflies could you turn a poor human?
Butterflies could you make me one of you?
I want to be a little but — terfly
and fly around all day
and flit ter flutter my wings and fly along
and dance in the garden light.

Butterflies would you stay in my garden
Butterflies, would you eat that milkweed.
I planted that milkweed just for you yesterday
but it is full grown now.
I hope that you enjoy eating it.
Yum my milkweed it is so great.

Butterflies would you come again next year
Butterflies would you come again then
I know that the fall chill makes you go away for a while
and sometimes die and that’s sad
I want you to live forever
but your kids will be here soon.

Butterflies do you like my song
Butterflies would you like my song
I’ve been practicing it for so long
and I hope that you might like it, yes, yes.
Please would you like my little song
Yes. Please would you like my song.

Butterflies would you stay in my garden?
Butterflies would you stay all summer?
I would like to play in my garden
and see you dance around in sunlight
sitting atop the flowers so bright
eating their nice pollen.

Let’s plant flowers all in the garden
Let’s plant so many that we sneeze.
I would like to have so many
flowers in the garden so the butter —
flies will have something to eat.
Yummy pollen for them to eat.

Look at all of these loverly flowers
Look at all these loverly flowers.
I would like to set some aside
and not pick them or bring them inside
so but terflies can find them and eat them
Yes, they can eat the pollen.

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