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Lyr Req: I Don't Want a Bunny Wunny (Tom Paxton)

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GUEST,Annegi 03 Aug 01 - 03:35 AM
Trevor 03 Aug 01 - 03:58 AM
Joe Offer 03 Aug 01 - 04:58 AM
GUEST,Annegi 03 Aug 01 - 05:30 AM
Susanne (skw) 03 Aug 01 - 05:04 PM
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Subject: Tom Paxton lyric - 'Bunny'
From: GUEST,Annegi
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 03:35 AM

I heard Tom Paxton sing a song - I think about Nixon. The chorus went something like 'I don't want a bunny wunny in my little row boat, in my little row boat in the pond' Can anyone help with the words? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tom Paxton lyric - 'Bunny'
From: Trevor
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 03:58 AM

It was about Carter actually, an incident where he was fishing from a boat when a rabbit was seen swimming towards him. The secret service guys thought it may be a remote controlled bomb or a Russian agent or something, leapt in after him and wrestled him to the bank, just in case. The rest of the chorus goes 'for the bunny might be cwazy and he'll gwab me by da fwoat, in my wittle wow boat on the pond.' I've got the rest at home and if there's no other response I'll post it tonight. Cheers!


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Subject: Lyr Add:I DON'T WANT A BUNNY WUNNY (Tom Paxton)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 04:58 AM

This is from Tom Paxton's Live For the Record album (1996). At the time, Paxton was doing a medley of his topical songs, the ones that don't last long. I don't know if this is the complete song, or if Paxton abbreviated it for the medley.
-Joe Offer-
I DON'T WANT A BUNNY WUNNY
(Tom Paxton)

President Carter got into his boat
Wasn't in a hurry, wanted to float;
Think about the country, think about sin,
Along came a rabbit and he tried to climb in.
And what did Jimmy say?

CHORUS:
I don't want a bunny wunny in my wittle wow boat,
In my wittle wow boat in the pond.
For the bunny might be cwazy and he'd bite me in the thwoat,
In my wittle wow boat in the pond.

Look at him swimming! Look at him fly!
Ears laid back and a gleam in his eye!
Hissing through his front teeth, swimming like a seal,
If you were President, how would you feel?
You'd prob'ly say:
CHORUS

President Carter saved the day,
Splashed with his paddle, rabbit swam away.
Jimmy was a hero; we were proud of him,
Ever since Jimmy, picking have been slim,
And I can hear him say:
CHORUS

JRO


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Subject: RE: Tom Paxton lyric - 'Bunny'
From: GUEST,Annegi
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 05:30 AM

Thank you all very much. I told by brother(who had asked me for the words) that I knew people who would be sure to know. As I am in Scotland I wasn't sure about the time differences but obviously this is a 24 hour service! Thanks again Anne


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Subject: RE: Tom Paxton lyric - 'Bunny'
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 05:04 PM

Annegi, welcome! Stay around, get your membership card and let's hear what you are interested in, apart from water rabbits!
Joe, what you posted are the complete lyrics according to 'Politics' - one of my all-time favourite albums. The only item on it I don't like is the above song ...


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