Actually Gum Drops

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Christmas 2016
  • Track: 56
  • Year: 2016
  • Title: Actually Gum Drops
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett (1805–1876)
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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I wonder if you thought if I might
sing a song and then dance all around.
I thought you might just sing a little song
but there you go, you’re dancing all around.
I wanted to dance around, too.
But I’m just wearing my little blue shoes.

And they are not good for the dancing.
They scuff the floors and that really sucks.
I wonder if I could buy some new shoes
At the shop down the street on the old left.
I wonder if that’s north or south
or maybe it is east or it is west.

I thought I might sing a wee song
and I wonder if this is the right one to do.
I thought I might be a little bird now
but look here, I guess I am a shrew. I
thought I liked these snails for breakfast
but they were actually gum drops.

I wonder how they make those gumdrops
so meaty and squishy in my mouth.
I thought perhaps this song would be much better
than the last one that I did put out but
I guess I am really not good, but
I’ll keep trying. That’s what I am about.

I thought perhaps we could go over
and sing a song and wiggle all about.
I thought perhaps of wiggling my tushy
and flinging my arms all about.
I wonder if my arms they would go flappy
if I just let them all about.

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