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Thread #20073   Message #207846
Posted By: SDShad
06-Apr-00 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Humorous songs
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: MY VERY BEST TOOTH (Dr. Seuss)
I'm working from deeply-ingrained childhood memory here, but this is kind of a short-but-fun one that gets both kids and grownups giggling, in my experience. It was on the "Dr. Seuss Song Book" LP that we had when I was little; the album is lost to time, and perhaps my sister's record collection. :-) I'm pretty sure my memory of the words and tune are close to spot-on, but I haven't a clue the title. I'm going with "My Very Best Tooth," although it could just as easily be "In My Bureau Drawer," or some such. Enjoy.

My Very Best Tooth
by Dr. Seuss

I once knew a fellow who had twelve teeth
Five up on top and five underneath
And one in his pocket and that left one more
Which he kept safe at home in his bureau drawer

He said to me, "It is the truth
That one is my very best tooth
So I keep it safe, safe at home
In my bureau drawer

And, since ya'll probably aren't going to know the tune, from the cobwebby attic of my memory:

MIDI file: verybest.mid

Timebase: 192

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Name: Staff
Start
0000 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 55 110 0160 0 55 000 0032 1 55 110 0352 0 55 000 0032 1 55 110 0160 0 55 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 55 110 0160 0 55 000 0032 1 55 110 0160 0 55 000 0032 1 55 110 0094 0 55 000 0002 1 55 110 0094 0 55 000 0002 1 55 110 0160 0 55 000 0032 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0094 0 62 000 0002 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0128 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0256 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0286 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 57 110 0160 0 57 000 0032 1 57 110 0160 0 57 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0224 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 55 110 0160 0 55 000 0032 1 55 110 0160 0 55 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0094 0 64 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 60 110 0094 0 60 000 0002 1 57 110 0160 0 57 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0224 1 55 110 0160 0 55 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0224 1 59 110 0256 0 59 000 0032 1 55 110 0094 0 55 000 0002 1 59 110 0160 0 59 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0528 0 60 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:My Very Best Tooth
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:C
E2G2EEEC|C2D2G,2G,2|-G,2G,2DDD2|F2E2CCC2|
E2G2EEEC|CCD2G,2G,2|G,G,G,2DDD2|EFE2C2C2|
-CCC3CC2|-CCA,2A,2C2|-C2D2G,2G,2|D2ECC2C2|
CCA,2C2C2|-C2G,2C2C2|-C2B,3G,B,2|D2C11/2||