Dan Murrow is a mighty friendly man
Big and round like a bear
And he hugs his friends and his friends hug him
When his patients come for therapy
To drive their blues away
Sooner or later they feel a lot better
’Cause this is what he’d say
I want a hug when we say “Hello”
I want a hug when it’s time to go
I want a hug, ’cause I want you to know
That I’m awfully fond of you!
I want a hug, now if you please
I want a hug, I want to feel you squeeze
I want a hug, well it certainly seems
Like the natural thing to do!
Now when the head of the hospital heard about it
He got all annoyed
Because hugging is “sexual sublimation”
According to Dr. Freud!
You can beat ’em down, you can hide ’em away,
You can keep ’em quiet with drugs
You can strap ’em and zap ’em with electroshock
But you better not give ’em a hug!
So the boss said “Dan, clear out your desk!
Your conduct is lax and lewd,
Any deviation from standard medical
Practice can get us sued!”
Now Dan don’t feel so bad for himself
In fact, he’s kind of proud
But he’s sorry for the folks who are locked away
Where hugging ain’t allowed!
Written by Fred Small, ©Copyright 1981, Pine Barrens Music (BMI)
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