Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

It's No Fun When Ya Gotta Eat An Onion

From the album Take Me With You Buy Now

- everyone has different tastes!

IT’S NO FUN WHEN YA GOTTA EAT AN ONION

When Dad cuts onions, he just cries                  

That smell brings tears into his eyes                 

It brings the tears to my eyes too                     

I know he’ll make me eat his stew!                  

 

Cho: It’s no fun when ya gotta eat an onion!      

It’s no fun when ya gotta eat an onion!             

 

Sometimes when I take a bite                           

Of something that I think’s alright                      

I find some onion in my mouth,                         

And Mom won’t let me spit it out, she says         

“It’s just a small piece, don’t you fuss!”              

But it will burn if it gets crushed                      

I chew around it, but I’m stuck,                         

I guess I’ll have to swallow, YUUCH!                   

Chorus

 

Now onion lovers love to tell

How much they love that onion smell

How onions make your blood run thinner

If you eat them in your dinner

Well I don’t care what someone thinks,

If you eat onions, your breath stinks!

And you might 'cause your best friend’s death

If you say “Hi!” with onion breath!

Chorus

 

Onions raw or onions cooked, or

Onions tossed or sauced or gooked

With batter fried  or onions plain

Or onions baked with fancy names, yeah,

Like ‘Au Gratin’ or ‘Fondue’

Or onions hidden in my stew

With eggs or cheese in a souffle

They’re still just onions anyway!

Chorus

 

So kids remember when you eat

Check each mouthful, I repeat,

'Cause onions are a grown-up plot!

Some kids like onions, I do not!

Chorus

 

Written by Peter Alsop, © 1986, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Take Me With You!www.peteralsop.com

 

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