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Thread #4128   Message #824005
Posted By: Genie
12-Nov-02 - 04:30 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Beans in my Ears (Len Chandler)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beans in my Ears?
I know this isn't the one that this thread is about, but I also love the "They Did It 'Cause We Said 'No'" song that the two fathers sing in "The Fantasticks!"

"Why did the kids but beans in their ears?
No one can hear with beans in their ears.
After a while, the reason appears:
They did it 'cause we said 'No!"

Why did the kids pour jam on the cat,
Raspberry jam all over the cat?
Why would the kids do something like that?
They did it 'cause we said 'No.'

My son was once afraid to swim, The water made him wince,
Until I said he MUSN'T swim --
's been swimmin' ever since!"

I can't remember all the lyrics, but the other bridge is:

"Your daughter brings a young man home, says 'Do you like him, paw?'
Just say that he's a fool, and then, you've got a son-in-law!"