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Josh Levine: Music

A Place in the Choir

(Josh Levine for Kids)
January 23, 2006
by Bill Staines
All God’s critters got a place in the choir
Some sing low, some sing higher
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire
And some just clap their hands, or paws
Or anything they got now, ooh...

Listen to the bass, it’s the one on the bottom
Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus
Moans and groans with a big to do
The old cow just goes moo...

The dogs and the cats they take up the middle
Where the honeybee hums and the crickets fiddle
The donkey brays and the pony neighs
The old cayote howls, ahoo...

Listen to the top where the little birds sing
Melodies with the high notes ringing
The hoot owl hollers over everything
And the jaybird disagrees, caw, caw...

Singin’ in the nighttime, singin’ in the day
The little duck quacks and he’s on his way
The possum ain’t got much to say
And the porcupine talks to himself

It’s a simple song of living that’s sung everywhere
By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear
The grumpy alligator and the hawk above
The sly racoon and the turtle dove, coo, coo...