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Thread #1233   Message #3842
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Apr-97 - 10:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Little White Duck (Burl Ives)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE WHITE DUCK (from Burl Ives)
Aw, darn! I just finished typing it offline. Well, here's the version from "Rise Up Singing." It's just a tad different:

THE LITTLE WHITE DUCK
words: Bernard Zaritzky
Music: Walt Barrows
Copyright, 1950, Calgems-EMI Music

There's a little white duck
Sitting in the water
A little white duck
Doing what he oughter
He took a bite of a lily pad
Flapped his wings and he said,
"I'm glad I'm a little white duck
Sitting in the water"
Quack! Quack! Quack!

There's a little green frog
Swimming in the water
A little green frog
Doing what he oughter
He jumped right off the lily pad
That the little duck bit and he said,
"I'm glad I'm a little green frog
Swimming in the water"
Glug! Glug! Glug!

There's a little black bug
Floating on the water
A little black bug
Doing what he oughter
He tickled the frog on the lily pad
That the little duck bit and he said,
"I'm glad I'm a little black bug
Floating on the water"
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!"

There's a little black snake
Playing in the water
A little black snake
Doing what he oughter
He frightened the duck and the frog so bad
He ate the bug and he said,
"I'm glad I'm a little black snake
Playing in the water"
Hiss! Hiss! Hiss!

Now there's nobody left
Sitting in the water
Nobody left
Doing what he oughter
There's nothing left but the lily pad
The duck and the frog ran away -
I'm sad 'cause there's nobody left
Sitting in the water"
Boo! Hoo! Hoo!