Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Letter To Mr. Brown

From the album Take Me With You Buy Now

- children need to be touched appropriately

THE LETTER TO MR. BROWN

Dear Mr. Brown,                                                               

From the kids in Room 2                                                   

We’re writing you a letter like you taught us to do                 

We all got together at                                                       

Lunch this noon,                                                               

N’ we decided we’d better do something soon                      

 

Bridge:

Cause lately you’ve been diff’rent, and we don’t know why    

Did we do something wrong?  We’re sorry and we’ll try           

To act a little better, if we’ve been bad                               

We all think that you’re the best teacher we’ve had                

 

You used to hold our hands when we walked across the street   

You used to help us wash them just before we went to eat       

You used to kneel down and help José tie up his shoes,           

And sometimes you would thumb-wrestle, usually you’d lose!   

You used to boost up Ray and Alice on the monkey bars           

You used to put your arm around us when we got our stars

Whenever we played “tag”, you were “it” the most,

N’ you’d even help Tyrone when he’d forget to blow his nose!

 

You used to help us button up our coats when it was chilly

You used to mess our hairs up with your hand when we were

     silly

N’ you used to hug us sometimes, when we fell and hurt our

     knees,

But you never touch us anymore, ... so Mr. Brown, please,         

 

Bridge:  Tell us why you’re mad at us, and honest, we will

     change!

You still help us learn to read and add, but now you’re acting

     strange

You never made us nervous or kept us after school

You never touched us anywhere that was against the rules

 

So, Mr. Brown, please,                                                           

Tell us what we did,                                                              

And we hope you read our letter, cause it’s signed by ev’ry

     kid   

 

Signed:  Robert, Susan, Rosie, Lee,  Ian, Mark, and

     Russell T.,      

Jade, and Alice, Nico, Ray, Darrell, Thomas, Russell A.,               

Ellen, Jennifer, and Mary, Lynn, Felicia, and Gary,                        

José, Reggie, Barbara, Joan,                                                    

Harold, and your friend, Tyrone                                           

 

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

On Take Me With You! & Songs On Sex and Sexualitywww.peteralsop.com

 

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