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Subject: Why oh Why oh Why ...
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Date: 13 Jun 98 - 03:42 PM

I heard a great song a few years on the radio, that sounded like it might have been by Sally Rogers (but maybe not?). It was a mother singing about impossible questions here young child asked her. I don't remember all the verses, but the last one went something like "Why can't a cow have chickens / oh why oh why oh why / oh why oh why oh why oh why / sleep, baby sleep.

Anyone know who wrote it, or where I can get the lyrics on the web?

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Why oh Why oh Why ...
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 04:09 PM

Sure---it was one of Woody Guthrie's SONGS TO GROW ON---some grand things he wrote for children. Sal probably did sing it! But Woody's song is on a CD by THE MAN HIMSELF. It has gone through some changes over the years---quite natral to the oral tradition!

Should be easy for ya to find!

Art Thieme


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHY, OH WHY? (Woody Guthrie)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jun 98 - 04:12 PM

Hi - I think it's this Woody Guthrie Song:

Why, oh Why?

(Woody Guthrie)

Why can't a dish break a hammer?
Why oh why oh why?!
'Cause a hammer's a hard head.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why, oh why, oh why-o?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Because because because because
Goodbye goodbye goodbye

Why can't a bird eat an elephant?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause an elephant's got a pretty hard skin.
Goodby goodbye goodbye.

Why can't a mouse eat a streetcar?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause a mouse's stomach could never open big enough to hold a streetcar.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why does a horn make music?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Because the horn-blower blows it.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye

Why does a cow drink water?
Tell me why n why?
Because the cow gets thirsty just like you or me or anybody else.
Goodye goodbye goodbye.

Why, oh why, oh why-o?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Because because because because
Goodbye goodbye goodbye

Why don't you answer my questions?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause I don't know the answers.
Goodby goodbye goodbye.

What make the landlord take money?
Why, oh why, oh why?
I don't know that one myself.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why's there no pennies for ice cream
Why, oh why, oh why?
You put all the pennies in the telephone.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why can't a rabbit chase an eagle?
Tell me why, oh why?
'Cause the last rabbit that took out and chased after an eagle didn't come out so good and that's why rabbits don't chase after eagles that's all I know about rabbits and eagles.
Oh because because because.

Why ain't my grandpa my grandma?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Same reason your daddy's not your mommy.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why couldn't the wind blow backwards?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause it might backfire and have a wreck and hurt somebody and liable to hurt somebody to get all hurt and so
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why, oh why, oh why, oh why?
And why, oh why, oh why?
Because because because because.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

typed and submitted by Adam Robins
Copied from The Woody Guthrie Pages


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