I Would Like

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Christmas 2016
  • Track: 19
  • Year: 2016
  • Title: I Would Like
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: Lewis H. Redner (1831–1908)
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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Once upon a time I thought I might eat little pickles nice.
Once upon a time I thought I’d eat them with knives.
Pickles and knives they are sublime. I hope that you try them twice.
They are just the thing that you need, if you are eating rice.

I hope that you like to eat fish but perhaps not fish, some chow der.
It’s made with fish and that’s not all. It’s also made with powder.
I hope you like to eat it. I’ve a gallon or five.
I think it’s good enough to say that I could eat it thrice.

I would like to sing something about the beast that dwells here now.
I think this beast is really swell. I think I will call him Al.
Al may be a sasquatch, but he’s also my big pal.
I want to sing to him all day or maybe swim the canal.

I would like to do something here perhaps I could knit him a hood.
Perhaps I could offer him something like a mysteri ous wood.
I think he might like to eat something lovely and brown.
He might really like to eat chocolate right from the town.

I thought he might like chocolate but he seems more a carob guy.
Perhaps it’s because he likes the woods and to see you out. Good bye.
I think he might like too eat lovely green fronds of shoots.
Your campfire is just polution, so see, it’s you that’s rude.

I would like to eat something, yes, something perhaps not right.
I’d like smash my knuckles and perhaps make me some rice.
I thought I might want to drink some chocolate or some tea.
I made all this stuff yesterday and now I must go pee.

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