NO, NO, NO!
Kid: Hey Dad? Can I have a puppy?
Dad: What!? A puppy!?
Chorus: No-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, No!
No-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, No!
No-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, No! No! No! No!
Dad: I never had one when I was your size
You really don’t want one who barks and who cries
Who wets on the carpets and chews up my shoes
And they carry diseases, they probably do!
You’re just a kid and I forbid you to have a puppy,
Just do as I say, I’ve explained it to you!
Kid: There’s nothin’ to do. Can my friend come here to
Dad: What!? Can your friend come here to play!?
Dad: When you have a friend here there’s always such noise
You laugh and you play and you scatter your toys
And this house belongs to us grown-ups you see?
So go play with your crayons or watch the T.V.!
You’re just a kid and I forbid you to have any friends
Just do as I say, I’m bigger than you!
Kid: Well I’m bored. Can I smoke a cigarette?
Dad: What!? Smoke a cigarette!?
Dad: Just because I smoke doesn’t mean you
Can huff and puff smoke rings like mature adults do
Smoking is bad for your lungs and your growth
I’m older, I know what is best for us both!
You’re just a kid and I forbid you to smoke cigarettes,
(Spoken: Or anything else for that matter!)
Just do as I say, don’t do as I do!
Kid: I’m getting angry. I feel like cussing!
Dad: What!? Cussing!?
Dad: Damn it all NO! Because children who swear,
Grow up to be stupid asses, so there!
“Tinkle” and “Kaa-kaa” are kid-words to say
Stick with “Pee-pee” and “Poo-poo” and you’ll be okay!
You’re just a kid and I forbid you to use grown-up cuss
Just do as I say, dirty words are taboo!
Kid: You never let me do anything! I’m gonna have a
Dad: What!? A tantrum!?
Dad: That’s an idea that’s completely absurd
Children should only be seen and not heard!
Just because I yell and shout and sometimes
Kick the cat, kick the chair, and spank your behind,
Well it doesn’t mean you, . . have that luxury too!
You have to go through some frustrations you see,
Especially if you want to grow-up like me!
Dad: (Spoken: Hey! Come back here! I’m speaking to you!
Don’t you slam that door! Wait until your mother
gets home! You unlock this door right now!
You’re only a child!! Only grown-ups get to have
locked doors!! Open! Open!!)
Written by Peter Alsop, ©Copyright 1980, Moose School Music (BMI) 11/77