I Want to Read a Book

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Christmas 2016
  • Track: 47
  • Year: 2016
  • Title: I Want to Read a Book
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: 17th Century English
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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So, I think I might really like to read another book.
A big book or a little book or one about a crook.
Because I like all my books.
I like to read them a lot.
And I’m sure they’ll bring joy to me
as I get on to their plots.
I’m sure I’ll get on to their plots.

I want to read a book about a leaping little frog,
a little book about a really fancy little frog,
but this book’s about toads
and I don’t like those old toads.
So I’ll put it back and look for another book.
I’ll put it back and get another book.

I want to read a book about a wizard named Harry
an old wizard and a lizard that’s a wizard lizard,
but this book’s about a man who is called Dapper Dan
and that doesn’t sound like a wizard or a lizard to me.
That does not sound like a lizard to me.

I want to do something that is really, really weird.
Like get book covers and use them while at the library.
I think that it could be sweet when they see a book about meat
and they find it’s about some veg’tarian cookies,
when they find it’s about vegan cookies.

I want to read a book about some living giant whales.
Space whales that are sailing out in space, high above the sea.
but I think this book might
be about some light’ning bright.
I don’t think that’s what I was looking for today.
I don’t think that’s what I was looking for today.

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