Joe, are your lyrics incomplete ? Full version as I remember it :
Dan Murrow is a mighty friendly man
He's big and round like a bear
He hugs his friends and his friends hug him
His patients would come for therapy
To drive their blues away
And sooner or later they'd feel a lot better
Cause this is what he'd say:
I want a hug when we say hello
I want a hug when it's time to go
I want a hug 'cause I want you to konw
I'm awfully fond of you.
I want a hug--what a wonderful feeling
I want a hug--to feel you squeezing
I want a hug--it certainly seems like
The natural thing to do!
But when the head of the hospital heard about it
He got all annoyed
Cause hugging is sexual sublimation
According to Doctor Freud.
You can beat 'em down, you can hide 'em away,
You can keep 'em quiet with drugs,
You can strap 'em and zap 'em with electroshock
But you better not give 'em a hug.
So the boss says, "Dan, clean out your desk--
Your conduct is lax and lewd.
Any deviation from standard medical
Practice can get us sued."
Now, Dan don't feel too bad for himself
He's really kind of proud.
But he's sorry for the people who are locked away
Where hugging ain't allowed.
When I was a little bitty baby child, my momma used to hold me tight
My daddy used to come and pick me up when I got scared at night
The years have passed, I've grown so fast, and mostly I feel strong
But timid or bold, I'm never too old to sing this cozy song.
Now some folks don't like hugging--they think they're too tough
I bet they'd be a whole lot friendlier if they were just hugged enough
When you hug the ones who love you, an amazing thing you learn
When you give a hug, you just can't help but get one in return!
Sometimes grownups are grouchy and they put the blame on you
Sometimes you make just a little mistake though you did the best you could do
Sometimes love is everywhere and it's a beautiful day
And every time is the perfect time to open your arms and say: