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November 12, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Bought Me A Cat


Bought Me A Cat
By Pete Seeger
From American Folk Songs for Children

Bought me a cat and the cat pleased me,
I fed my cat under yonder tree.
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

Bought me a hen and the hen pleased me,
I fed my hen under yonder tree.
Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck,
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

Bought me a duck and the duck pleased me,
I fed my duck under yonder tree.
Duck goes quack, quack,
Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck,
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

Bought me a goose and the goose pleased me
I fed my goose under yonder tree.
Goose goes hissy, hissy,
Duck goes quack, quack,
Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck,
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

Bought me a sheep and the sheep pleased me,
I fed my sheep under yonder tree.
Sheep goes baa, baa,
Goose goes hissy, hissy,
Duck goes quack, quack,
Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck,
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

Bought me a pig and the pig pleased me,
I fed my pig under yonder tree.
Pig goes oink, oink,
Sheep goes baa, baa,
Goose goes hissy, hissy,
Duck goes quack, quack,
Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck,
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

Bought me a cow and the cow pleased me,
I fed my cow under yonder tree.
Cow goes moo, moo,
Pig goes oink, oink,
Sheep goes baa, baa,
Goose goes hissy, hissy,
Duck goes quack, quack,
Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck,
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

Bought me a horse and the horse pleased me,
I fed my horse under yonder tree.
Horse goes neigh, neigh,
Cow goes moo, moo,
Pig goes oink, oink,
Sheep goes baa, baa,
Goose goes hissy, hissy,
Duck goes quack, quack,
Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck,
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

Bought me a dog and the dog pleased me,
I fed my dog under yonder tree.
Dog goes bow-wow, bow-wow,
Horse goes neigh, neigh,
Cow goes moo, moo,
Pig goes oink, oink,
Sheep goes baa, baa,
Goose goes hissy, hissy,
Duck goes quack, quack,
Hen goes chimmy-chuck, chimmy-chuck,
Cat goes fiddle-i-fee.

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August 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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January 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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January 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm 2 comments

Pete Seeger: The Kids Concert


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January 30, 2014 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

All Mixed Up

Pete Seeger

You know this language that we speak
Is part German, part Latin, and part Greek
With some Celtic and Arabic all in the heap
Well amended by the men in the street
Choctaw gave us the word “OK”
“Vamose” is a word from Mexico way
And all of this is a hint I suspect
Of what comes next

I think that this whole world
Soon mama my whole wide world
Soon mama my whole world
Soon gonna be gettin’ mixed up

I like Polish sausage, I like Spanish rice
Pizza pie is also nice
Corn and beans from the Indians here
Washed down by some German beer
Marco Polo traveled by camel and pony
He brought to Italy the first macaroni
And you and I as well as we’re able
Put it all on the table

I think that this whole world
Soon mama my whole wide world
Soon mama my whole world
Soon gonna be gettin’ mixed up

There were no red-headed Irishmen
Before the Vikings landed in Ireland
How many Romans had dark curly hair
Before they brought slaves from Africa?
No race of man is completely pure
Nor is anyman’s mind, and that’s for sure
The winds mix the dust of every land
And so will man

I think that this whole world
Soon mama my whole wide world
Soon mama my whole world
Soon gonna be gettin’ mixed up

This doesn’t mean we must all be the same
We’ll have different faces and different names
Long live many different kinds of races
And difference of opinion that makes horse races
Just remember the rule about rules, brother
What’s right with one is wrong with another
And take a tip from La Belle France
“Viva la difference!”

I think that this whole world
Soon mama my whole wide world
Soon mama my whole world
Soon gonna be gettin’ mixed up

September 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

The Foolish Frog

Way down south in the yankety-yank,
A bull frog jumped from bank to bank,
Just because he’d nothing better for to do!

He stubbed his toe and fell in the water,
You could hear him yell for a mile and a quarter,
Just because he’d nothing better for to do!

Pete Seeger‘s story and book

September 22, 2009 at 7:17 am Leave a comment

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