Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Be Gentle, Robin!

From the album Wha'd'ya Wanna Do? Buy Now

- Tedd Judd's song -parents learn from kids!

BE GENTLE, ROBIN!

Robin and I went out for a walk, and what do you think we saw   

We saw a pretty pussy cat a-lickin’ at her paw                         

And Robin went over to play with her, to pat her on the head      

But first I grabbed him by the hand, and this is what I said,        

 

Cho:  Be gentle, Robin!  Don’t SQUEEZE the pussy cat’s head!      

Be gentle, Robin!  Just pet her nice instead!                              

 

And after a while we were walkin’ along, and we saw a little boy

And in his hands, as pleased as punch, he held a brand new toy

And Robin went over to say “Hello!”, to see if he was nice

But first I grabbed him by the hand, and I gave him this advice,

 

Chorus:  Be gentle, Robin!  Don’t PULL the little boy’s hair!

Be gentle, Robin!  Remember you should share!

 

And after a while we were walkin’ along, now whadda you think of that?

We saw a great big rich lady in a funny looking hat!

And Robin went over to say “Hello!”, without a trace of fear

So first I grabbed him by the hand, and I whispered in his ear, I said,

 

Chorus:  Be gentle, Robin!  Don’t LAUGH, or POINT, or SQUEAL!

Be gentle, Robin!  Just think how you would feel!

 

And after a while we were walkin’ on home, and talkin’ about our day

And all the things we’d seen and done and passed along the way

And Robin, he took me by the hand, and boy! my face was red!

He gave me a good talkin’ to, and this is what he said,

 

Chorus:  Be gentle, Daddy!  Don’t TELL ME WHAT TO DO!

Be gentle, Daddy!  Then I’ll grow up like you!

 

Written by Tedd Judd, ©Copyright 1983, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Wha’D’Ya Wanna Do?www.peteralsop.com

 

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