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GUEST,rryan682@aol.com 11 Aug 01 - 07:42 PM
Sorcha 12 Aug 01 - 06:53 PM
Sorcha 05 Sep 01 - 03:14 PM
GUEST,Chris 10 Oct 01 - 02:50 PM
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GUEST,Amanda 29 May 10 - 11:49 PM
GUEST,999 14 Sep 12 - 10:00 AM
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GUEST,Grishka 05 Feb 13 - 06:30 AM
Alan Day 05 Feb 13 - 08:58 AM
GUEST,Darren S. 08 Nov 14 - 09:50 PM
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Subject: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as hig
From: GUEST,rryan682@aol.com
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 07:42 PM

Looking for rest of lyrics to:
Mr Fly climbed up a tree,
climbed as high as high could be
Lost his grip, came tumbling down
Fell to pieces on the ground


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Aug 01 - 06:53 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Sep 01 - 03:14 PM

Flies seem to be hopelessly lost......help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 10 Oct 01 - 02:50 PM

Mr. Fly climbed up a tree
climbed as high as high could be
lost his grip, came crashing down
smashed to pieces on the ground

When the insects heard the sound
echoing for miles around
they began to buzz and cry
(don't know this line).. Mr. Fly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 01:26 PM

When the insects heard the sound
echoing for miles around
they began to buzz and cry
quick, first aide for Mr. Fly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: GUEST,Amanda
Date: 29 May 10 - 11:49 PM

Mr. Fly climbed up a tree,
Climbed as high as high could be,
lost his grip, came crashing down,
fell to pieces on the ground.

When the insects heard the sound,
echoing for miles around,
they began to buzz and cry,
"quick first aid for Mr. Fly."

"Get a bandage, get a splint,
get some liniment and lint."
"Someone give him aspirin,
someone call the doctor in!"

Then a wise old flea spoke out,
"you don't know what you're about.
He's beyond the reach of aid,
get a pick and get a spade."

Then the insects knew,
what they really had to do.
Now his tombstone bears the scrawl,
"He who climbs too high must fall"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 10:00 AM

Mr. Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as high as high can be
Lost his grip came crashing down,
Smashed to pieces on the ground
When the insects heard the sound, echoing for miles around
They began to buzz and cry
"Quick, first aid for Mr. Fly,
"Get a bandage, get a splint
"Get the linty lintamint,
"Someone give him aspirin,
Someone call the doctor in"
Then the wise old flea spoke out
"You don't know what you're about
"He's beyond the reach of aid, get a pick and get a spade.
   Then the insects finally knew
    What it was they had to do.
"On his tombstone bears this scrawl
"'He who climbs too high must fall'".

http://www.grandfolkies.com/page57.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 05:34 PM

Mr Fly climbed up a tree
climbed as high as high can be.
Lost his grip, came crashing down,
smashed to pieces on the ground.

When the insects heard the sound,
echoing for miles around
they began to scream and cry,
"Quick, first aid for Mr. Fly!"

When the Doctor Flea arrived,
he found that Mr. Fly survived.
Except for a broken arm or two,
Mr Fly was as good as new.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: michaelr
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 03:44 PM

Will? You OK?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 06:30 AM

Climbing up the fretboard is much safer; if you lose your grip, all that can be smashed is your reputation. I think Will will come to grips.

Bruce's version says "On his tombstone bears this scrawl ...", which opens a new line of thought: Are the bears condescending, because they can climb higher than flies but know their limits?

I would have scrawled: If you can fly, don't bear the risk of climbing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: Alan Day
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 08:58 AM

This answers a lot of questions.
Will has obviously never recovered.
Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: GUEST,Darren S.
Date: 08 Nov 14 - 09:50 PM

I remember this song very accurately when I was younger...that does't mean the version I learned was unchanged or more correct, but there is one part that I am pretty sure is the most correct:

"Liniment" is a medicinal liquid, theoretically clean and not "linty" (albeit these ARE bugs), "lint" is the old way of saying the cotton padding (originally from a byproduct when refining cotton) used in dressing wounds. So "liniment and lint" should be the correct version.

One other thing I remember for sure, the version I learned used "smashed", not "fell", I saw both there. I remember learning the verb then and thinking it was really cool.

One thing I'm not sure about is a version I haven't seen above is, when the bugs are shouting, whether they should take the aspirin was a question that was asked, which is, according to the teacher's explanation, what spurred the bugs to call a doctor in.

So, this is the version I am pretty mostly sure I learned in elementary school, 20+ years ago.

Mr Fly climbed up a tree,
climbed as high as high could be,
Lost his grip, came tumbling down,
Smashed to pieces on the ground.

When the insects heard the sound,
Echoing for miles around,
They began to buzz and cry,
"Quick! First aid for Mr. Fly!"

"Get a bandage, get a splint!"
"Get some liniment and lint!"
"Should we give him aspirin?"
"Someone call the doctor in!"

Then a wise old flea spoke out,
"You don't know what you're about.
He's beyond the reach of aid,
Get a pick and get a spade."

Then the insects finally knew,
What they really had to do.
On his tombstone bears the scrawl,
"He who climbs too high must fall."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Nov 14 - 02:02 PM

Google finds that this song is in Silver Burdett Music: Teacher's Edition, by Elizabeth Crook, Bennett Reimer, David S. Walker (Morristown, N.J.: Silver Burdett, 1985), page 150.

(Strangely, the Google entry doesn't say what grade this is for. Doesn't Silver Burdett publish a series of books, one for each grade? I advise caution before you rush out and order a copy online.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Feb 16 - 09:38 PM

If he could fly, why in the heck would he fall? I guess natural selection decided poor Mr. Fly is not one for this world.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mr Fly climbed up a tree, climbed as
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Feb 16 - 03:12 AM

Hey, hang on - I'm still here. A little grouchier than usual, perhaps, but still climbing.

Nearly up to the 12th fret...


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