Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Courage!

From the album Other Songs
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When the bull fighter faces the bull, hes so scared

Wishing he was somewhere else, and a little bit better

     prepared!

But he knows in his mind, that to face that big cow

Somehow he must find

Cho:  Courage!  Courage!  Deep down inside of you, courage!

     (Repeat)

Kid: - Well youre a grown-up, so you dont ever get scared!

Peter: - Grown-ups get scared too sometimes!
 

Kid: - But theres this big kid at school who picks on us other

     kids.

Peter: - Hey, big guys can fool you.  One time I was walking

     home late at night, and I passed by this graveyard right

     near my house.  Well I heard footsteps following me.  They

     were getting closer and closer.  So I went a little faster and

     the footsteps went a little faster too.  I looked behind me,

     and there was this really, really big dude following me, and

     I got scared, so I was gonna cut through the graveyard to

     get away from him, but it was soooo dark in there that I just

     stood there frozen!  He came right up behind me and

     stopped too, and I thought to myself, (music stops)

     Uh-oh!   (music starts again)  but I found some courage way

     down deep inside me and I turned around to face him.  He

     was BIG!  He had muscles on his muscles, and he was ugly

     with a mean looking mouth and kind of crooked lips!  And

     he was staring at me with big wide eyes, then all of a sudden,

    he looks at the graveyard and says to me,  (music stops)

Dude: - I ain't goin in there either!  It's really dark in there!

     (music starts again)

Peter: - So we walked each other home and had a pretty

     good time.  So big guys can fool you!

When a bully comes near and fills you with fear,

And your heart starts to beat

Dont call him bad names, thats not courage,

It's stupidity!

First try being friendly, if that doesnt work,

Then simply repeat,

Cho:  "GET ME OUT OF HERE, FEET!"  Courage!

Deep down inside of you, courage!

Courage!  Courage!  Deep down inside of you, courage!

Courage and speed! That's what you need!  Have courage!

Yes, keep a good distance & call for assistance,  have courage!

If hes a big tough guy, try picking your nose

Tough guys don't like boogers, theyre scared of those!

Cho:  Courage!  Courage!  Deep down inside of you, courage!

Courage!  Courage!  Deep down inside of you, courage!

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1992, Moose School Music (BMI)
On Wake Up! dvd - www.peteralsop.com

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