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Daddy and the Wine

A boy walked in a candy store in faded overalls
Threw a nickel on the counter, said I think I'll spend it all
I've carried it three months or more, you can tell it by the shine
I need a sack of candy like my daddy need his wine

Daddy and the wine go back three years out of my eight
In the old days we were happy, dad worked hours long and late
And then one day Mom disappeared, and so did Daddy's mind
And now it's me and Daddy, mostly Daddy and the wine

The boy picked up the sack and then he walked out in the street
We put a roll of green in almongst the jelly beans
The clerk was broke and so was I, we gave him our last dime
A stranger stole his mommy, now his daddy's on the wine


Daisy Daisy

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do
I'm half crazy, oh for the love of you
It won't be a stylish marriage
I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet, upon the seat
Of a bicycle made for two

Henry, Henry, here is your answer true
I'm not crazy over the likes of you
If YOU can't afford a carriage, forget about the marriage
'Cause I won't be jammed, I won't be crammed
On a bicycle made for two


Darktown Strutters' Ball

I'll be down to get you in a taxi honey
Better be ready 'bout half-past eight
Now Dearie, don't be late
I want to be there when the band starts playin'
Remember when we get there honey
The two steps I'm gonna have them all
Goin' to dance out both my shoes
When they play then Jelly-Roll Blues
Tomorrow night at the Darktown Strutters' Ball


Deep and Wide

Deep and wide, deep and wide, there's a fountain flowing deep and wide
Deep and wide, deep and wide, there's a fountain flowing deep and wide

Sing the words as written the first time through
Then, instead of saying the word 'deep', make a gesture (one hand above the other) to show depth. The next time, also show 'wide' by speading hands out to the side for width.
Continue with 'fountian' (make a fountain-like gesture) and 'flowing' (make a rippling gesture with hands moving from one side to the other at chest level)


Deep In the Heart of Texas

The stars at night are big and bright
Deep in the heart of Texas
The prairie sky is wide and high
Deep in the heart of Texas

The sage in bloom is like perfume
Deep in the heart of Texas
Reminds me of the one I love
Deep in the heart of Texas

The coyotes wail along the trail
Deep in the heart of Texas
The rabbits rush around the brush
Deep in the heart of Texas

The cowboys cry, "Ki-Yip-Pee-Ui"
Deep in the heart of Texas
The doggies bawl, and bawl and bawl
Deep in the heart of Texas


Dese Bones Gonna Rise Again

The Lord he though he'd make a man
Dese bones gonna rise again
Took a little bit of water and a little bit of sand
Dese bones gonna rise again

I know it, brother
I know it, brother
I know it, brother
Dese bones gonna rise again!

He thought he'd make a woman too
Dese bones gonna rise again
Didn't know 'xactly what to do
Dese bones gonna rise again

Took a rib from Adam's side
Dese bones gonna rise again
Made Miss Eve for to be his bride
Dese bones gonna rise again

Put 'em in a garden rich and fair
Dese bones gonna rise again
Told 'em they could eat whatever was there
Dese bones gonna rise again

But to one tree they must not go
Dese bones gonna rise again
Must leave the apples there to grow
Dese bones gonna rise again

Serpent, he came 'round the trunk
Dese bones gonna rise again
At miss Eve, his eye he wunk
Dese bones gonna rise again

He said, "Those apples taste mighty fine
Dese bones gonna rise again
Just take one, the Lord won't mind"
Dese bones gonna rise again

De Lord, he came a-wanderin round
Dese bones gonna rise again
Spied dem peelings on de ground
Dese bones gonna rise again

You ate my apples, I believe?
Dese bones gonna rise again
'T wasn't me Lord, I spect twas Eve
Dese bones gonna rise again

The Lord he rose up in his wrath
Dese bones gonna rise again
Told 'em to beat it down the path
Dese bones gonna rise again

He put a angel at the door
Dese bones gonna rise again
Told them not to come no more
Dese bones gonna rise again


Detour

Detour, there's a muddy road ahead
Detour, paid no mind to what it said
Detour, oh these bitter things I find
Should have read that detour sign

Headed down life's crooked road, lots of things I nevered knowed
And cause of me not knowin' I now pine
Trouble got in the trail, spent the next five years in jail
Should have read that detour sign

When I got right to the place where it said "About Face"
I thought that all my worries were behind
But the farther I go the more sorrow I know
Should have read that detour sign

When I got stuck in the mud, all my hopes dropped with a thud
I guess my heart strings are made of twine
Had no power to get from the hole that I'm in yet
Should have read that detour sign


Do Lord

Do Lord, Oh do Lord, Oh do remember me, Oh Lord
Do Lord, Oh do Lord, Oh do remember me, Oh Lord
Do Lord, Oh do Lord, Oh do remember me, Oh Lord

Look away beyond the blue
I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun
I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun
I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun
Look away beyond the blue


Don't Dilly Dally on the Way

My old man said 'Follow the van
And don't dilly dally on the way'
Off went the van with my home packed in it
I followed on with my old cock linnet
I dillied and dallied, dallied and dillied
Lost my way and don't know where to roam
Well you can't trust a special like the old time copper
When you can't find your way home


Don't Take Your Guns to Town

A young cowboy named Billy Joe grew restless on the farm
A boy filled with wander lust who really meant no harm
He changed his clothes and cleaned his boots and combed his dark brown hair
His mother cried as he walked out:

Don't take your guns to town, son
Leave your guns at home, Bill
Don't take your guns to town

He laughed and kissed his mom and said your Billy Joe's a man
I can shoot as quick and straight as anybody can
But I wouldn't shoot without a cause, I'd gun nobody down
But she cried again as he rode away

He sang a song, as on he rode, his guns hung at his hips
He rode into a cattle town, a smile upon his lips
He stopped and walked into a bar and laid his money down
But his mothers words echoed again:

He drank his first strong liquor then to calm his shaking hand
And tried to tell himself at last he had become a man
A dusty cowpoke at his side began to laugh him down
And he heard again his mother's words

Bill was raged and Billy Joe reached for his guns to draw
But the stranger drew his gun and fired before he even saw
As Billy Joe fell to the floor, the crowd all gathered 'round
And wondered at his final words


Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky

Darling I have come to tell you
Tho it almost breaks my heart
That before the morning darling
We'll be many miles apart

Don't this road look rough and rocky
Don't the sea look wide an deep
Don't my darling look the sweetest
When she's in my arms asleep?

Who's gonna kiss you lips my darling
Who's gonna hold you to their breast
Who's gonna love you in the future
As I've loved you in the past?

Don't hear those night birds crying
Far across the deep blue sea
While of others you are thinking
Won't you sometimes think of me?

Don't this road look rough and rocky
Don't the sea look wide an deep
Don't my darling look the sweetest
When she's in my arms asleep?


Doodley Doo

(Similar to - Wally Archer)

Please sing to me that sweet melody
Called doodley doo, doodley doo
I like the rest
but the part I like best
Goes doodley doo, doodley doo
It's the simplest thing
there isn't much to it
I like it so, wherever I go
It's doodley doodley doo
Come on and waddaly atcha, waddaly atcha
Waddaly o, waddaly o
Waddaly atcha, waddaly atcha
Waddaly o, waddaly o
It's the simplest thing
there isn't much to it
I like it so, wherever I go,
It's doodl ey doodley doo

Actions
slap knees twice, clap hands twice
pass the right hand over the left hand twice
pass the left hand over the right hand twice
touch the nose with the right hand twice, then
touch the left shoulder with the right hand and leave it there
touch the nose with the left hand, then
touch the right shoulder with the left hand and leave it there
tap the shoulders twice
put both hands in the air and snap fingers twice
slap knees twice, clap hands twice
Repeat, faster each time


Do-re-mi

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Fa, along, long, way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Doe
Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do!


Down by the Bay

Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow
Back to my home, I dare not go
For if I do, my mother will say
Did you ever see a bee, with a sunburnt knee
Down by the bay?

SUBSTITUTES
A goose drinking apple juice
A goat riding in a boat
A cow with a green eyebrow
Rats wearing silk hats
Beans as big as submarines
Moose with a loose front tooth


Down by the Old Mill Stream

Down by the old (not the new, but the old)
Mill stream (not the river but, the stream)
Where I first (not last, but first)
Met you (not me, but you)
With your eyes of blue (not green, but blue)
Dressed in gingham too (not three, but too)
You were sixteen (not six, but sixteen)
My village queen (not king, but queen)
Down by the old (not new, but the old)
Mill stream (not the river, but the stream)


Down in the Valley

Down in the valley, the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the winds blow
Hear the winds blow, dear, hear the winds blow
Hang your head over, hear the winds blow
Down in the valley, walking between
Telling our story, here's what it means
Here's what it means, dear, here's what it means
Telling our story, here's what it means
Roses love sunshine, violets love dew
Angels in heaven know I love you
Know I love you, dear, know I love you
Angels in heaven know I love you
Build me a castle forty feet high
So I can see him as he rides by
As he rides by, dear, as he rides by
So I can see him as he rides by
Writing this letter, containing three lines
Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"
"Will you be mine, dear, will you be mine"
Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"
If you don't love me, love whom you please
Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease
Give my heart ease, dear, give my heart ease
Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease
Throw your arms round me, before it's too late
Throw your arms round me, feel my heart break
Feel my heart break, dear, feel my heart break
Throw your arms round me, feel my heart break


Down in the Valley Where Nobody Goes

Down in the valley where nobody goes,
There's a gredt big crocodile washing his clothes,
With a scrubba scrub here, and a scrubba scrub there,
That's the way he washes his clothes.

With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,
With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,
With an i tie oogie boogie woogie,
That's the way he washes his clothes.

Down in the valley where nobody goes,
There's a great big bumble bee washing her clothes,
With a buzzy-wuzz here, and a buzzy-wuzz there,
That's the way she washes her clothes.

Add on as many different animal sounds as you can (or want)


Do Your Ears Hang Low?

(Turkey in the Straw)

Do your ears hang low, do they waggle to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them is a bow?
Can you throw them o're your shoulder like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?
Do your ears stick out, can you waggle them about?
Can you flap them up and down as you fly around the town?
Can you shut them up for sure when you hear an awful bore?
Do your ears stick out?
Do your ears stand high, do they reach up to the sky?
Do they hang down when they're wet, do they stand up when they're dry?
Can you semaphore your neighbor with the minimum of labor?
Do your ears stand high?


Dubi Du

Dubi du bi du dubi du
Dubi du bi du dubi du
Dubi du bi du dubi du
Dubi du bi du du

Dubi du bi du dubi du
Dubi du bi du dubi du
Dubi du bi du dubi du
Dubi du bi du du

Dubi du dubi du
Dubi du dubi du
Dubi du dubi du
Dubi du bi du du


Dummy Line

On the dummy line, on the dummy line
Rain or shine, I'll pay my fine
Rain or shine, I'll pay my fine
Ride, ride, riding on the dummy line

I got on the train and didn't have the fare
The conductor said, "Whatcha doin' there?"
He grabbed me by the collar and shoved me out the door
Said, "I don't want to see you on this line no more!"

Little Willy was home by himself
Found a chocolate cake on the kitchen shelf
Willy said, "If I eat this cake
Sis won't get a belly ache"

Little Willy saw a mill saw buzz
Didn't know quite what it was
Now his arm is full of nicks
And, alas poor Willy, he's cut in six

Little Willy found some dynamite
He didn't understand it quite
But curiosity never pays
It rained Willy several days

Little Willy coming home from school
Spied a half a dollar at the foot of a mule
Stooped down to pick it up, quiet as a mouse
Funeral tomorrow at little Willy's house!

Little birdie in the sky
Dropped some whitewash in my eye
Says I to me; says me to I
"I'm sure glad that cows can't fly!"

There was a boy by the name of Jack
Pitched his tent on a railroad track
Midnight express came around the bend
What kind of flowers did you send?

There once was a doctor, his name was Peck
He fell in a well and he broke his neck
It served him right, for he should've known
To tend to the sick and leave the well alone!

There once was a hunter, his name was O'Hare
He was chased by a grizzly bear
The people all thought he was out of his mind
Running down the street with a bear behind!

There was an old witch by the name of Nan
Who tried to pass as a good humor man
Couldn't fool the kids, they all stayed home -
They would not buy from an ice cream crone

My grandpa had a car, it was a Ford machine
His whiskers came in handy for straining gasoline
My grandma had a habit of chewing in her sleep
She chewed on grandpa's whiskers and dreamed of shredded wheat!


Dunderbeck

(Suggest - The Laughing Policeman)

There was a strange old butcher, His name was Dunderbeck
He was very fond of sausage-meat, and sauerkraut and speck
He had the finest butcher shop, the finest ever seen
Until one day he invented his wonderful sausage machine

On Mr. Dunderbeck! How could you be so mean?
I told you you'd be sorry for inventing that machine
For all the neighbor's dogs and cats will never more be seen
They'll all be ground to sausage meat in Dunderbeck's machine

One day a very little girl came walking in the store
She ordered up some sausage meat and eggs, a half a score
And while she stood a-waiting she whistled up a tune
And the sausage meat it started up and danced around the room

Once day when he was working the machine it would not go
So Dunderbeck, he climbed inside to see what made it so
His wife she had a night-mare and came walking in her sleep
She gave the crank a heck of a yank, and Dunderbeck was meat!


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