This is What I’ll Give You

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Christmas 2016
  • Track: 51
  • Year: 2016
  • Title: This is What I’ll Give You
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: John Baptiste Calkin (1827–1905)
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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I would like to sing this song
and it is not the best that I’ve had
but it’s a song, yes, I guess so.
So this is what I’ll give you. Oh!

I think I owe you an apology,
if that’s alright.
But you are stuck with this old song.
Just remember, it is a brand new song.

So that makes it a new song
not a stinky old song. So you know.
And knowing it is important
for these things on the T.V. show.

I thought it would be quite, quite nice
if I just sang a little song
but this here song is not too small
it is my great big lovely song.

I would like to sing you a song
and this is what you’ll get today
it’s not the best song that I’ve sung
but this is your good gift today.

I thought you might like a good song
about something really swell like
a giant pumperknickle lump
named William Barry Bushel Bell.

But, I did not sing that song, no.
So you’re getting this song instead.
I guess it is okay now, at least
it will be before the end.

Now, this here song, it has no end
and that is part of the deal here.
I thought this song it would go on
until I found me a good beer.

But perhaps not a beer, I want.
Perhaps I want some ears today.
To hear my good song and declare
that it is such a lovely song.

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