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Posted By: Charley Noble
20-Nov-21 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party (Charlie Ipcar)
Subject: Lyr Add: The Raccoons Had a Party
The holiday muse has struck again as my thoughts turned to what kind of party might be happening in our old kitchen at Robinhood Farm.

By Charlie Ipcar, 11/18/21
Tune after “Shafted in Shaftsburg”
Key: C (5/G)

The Raccoons Had a Party

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The raccoons had a party,
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They had a glorious spree;
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They booted up Grubhub
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And ordered K-F-C;
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They poured out apple cider,
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And sliced up pumpkin pie;
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The raccoons had a party --
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That no one can de-ny!
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The raccoons had a party --
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That no one can de-ny!

Now Rocky Raccoon he was there
And he really had great fun;
Swinging from the chandelier,
And bouncing off his buns;
He moon-walked ‘cross the table,
Then backflipped to the floor;
The raccoons had a party --
Who could ask for more? (REF)

Roxie Raccoon she was there
And she really was a sight;
As she shimmied on the counter top
And then took off in flight;
She landed on the rocking chair
Which tipped o’er in a crash,
The raccoons had a party --
And it really was a smash! (REF)



Now ol’ Zip Coon he was there,
With a banjo on his knee,
Strumming up “Soldier’s Joy”
And “Let My People Free”;
He played “Cooney in the Hollar”
And then led “Cluck Ol’ Hen”;
The raccoons had a party --
They thought would never end! (REF)

Black Jack Davey he was there,
With a drumstick in each paw;
He was keeping time on the tabletop,
The funniest thing you ever saw;
He flipped one drumstick overhead,
And caught it in his teeth,
The raccoons had a party --
That defied belief! (REF)

And Suzie Q she was there,
She sang of many things;
Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax,
Of cabbages and kings,
And why the sea is boiling hot,
And whether pigs had wings;
The raccoons had a party --
It was the damnest thing! (REF)

And when the party was over,
Everyone confessed,
The music was exquisite,
But the goodies were the best;
And as they left the kitchen,
One turned around and said,
“The raccoons had a party --
A party to wake the dead!”
Yes, “The raccoons had a party --
A party to wake the dead!”