An old brown cow was sittin’ in her pasture
When she looked down at the ground, she saw a
black bug walkin’ past.
She watched him push and struggle with that
little twig he’d found
Then she raised her hoof and mashed that bug,
(SQUISH!) into the ground!
Cho: I can’t find a reason why some of us must die
And others live and feel bad, maybe God knows why,
But I can’t find a reason, if I only understood,
Then I wouldn’t be so angry, hey, that bug (cow) is
gone for good!!
(Last time: When you’re gone, you’re gone for good!)
Well later in the afternoon that cow went home
And the Farmer packed her friends and her into a
truck out on the street
He’d decided to quit milkin’ cows and start t’raisin’
Well Old MacDonald had a cow, now she’s a
Now Old MacDonald choked to death on one
hard-boiled duck egg
And the duck who laid it ended up as “Roasted Duck
And the chef who roasted up that duck stepped on
Slipped underneath a tour bus bound for
The driver’s name was Alice, and she didn’t
They caught-up with her in Dallas eating pancakes
with a cop,
He was a foolish guy named Jerry, who never
He’d fed her boysenberry syrup and he caught her
with the runs!
When he took her down to book her at the nearest
Well next door there, all the local circus elephants,
they got frightened by this mouse,
And they stampeded on the squad car, didn’t
even hurt their feet!
But Jerry, Alice and the car were tramped into
And the mouse who scared them elephants, he gave
one little shrug,
And two weeks later he died when he was bitten
by a bug
Who was the thirty-second cousin of that bug killed
by that cow!
If it wasn’t for that bug, maybe they’d all still
be here now!
Written by Peter Alsop, © 1985, Moose School Music (BMI)
On Fan Club Favorites and Songs On Loss & Grief – www.peteralsop.com
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