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Thread #4128   Message #2693269
Posted By: Mark Ross
04-Aug-09 - 12:02 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Beans in my Ears (Len Chandler)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beans in my Ears (Len Chandler)
Why do the children pour molasses on the dog,
When I specifically told them not to put molasses on the dog?

Why do the children put beans in their ears,
When I specifically told them not to put beans in their ears?

That specifically comes from Carl Sandburg(although I think he said cat not dog). I sing this with pre-schoolers every week and they love it, especially when I go around the room and insert each of their names in the verse, "Hey------ let's go put some beans in our ears.....". I use two kids for every verse, but it still can take a while.

Mark Ross