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Thread #2667   Message #12273
Posted By: Akiba
14-Sep-97 - 02:31 AM
Thread Name: Songs to sing with Children
Subject: RE: Songs to sing with Children
This seems as likely a spot as any to offer a "homegrown" kids song. I believe we've made use of this song, with occasional modifications, at one time or another in the childhoods of several of our combined seven, (who now range in age from 36 to 16). We ressurected it recently for Speed-1's 9 and 7 year-olds, whom we borrowed as an excuse to revisit the zoo:

(Sung to the tune of " I Don't Want To Grow Up; I'm A Toys-R-Us Kid"):

I don't want to throw up, I just feel like I do;
I ate so much terrific stuff, today at the zoo.

I don't want to throw up, but my tum's kinda sick,
From carmel corn and peanut chews, and corn-dogs on a stick,...

And ice cream, soda, and chocolate bars,
And cotton candy, pink and blue;

I don't want to throw up, 'cause, "golly", if I do,
We won't be goin' back to the zoo!

Oh, drat! Oh! ... SPLAT! ... Oh, phoo!
I guess I over-ate at the zoo.