Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

No, No, No!

From the album Grow It at Home Buy Now


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 dont want one who barks and who cries

            Who wets on the carpets and chews up my shoes

            And they carry diseases, they probably do!

            Youre just a kid and I forbid you to have a puppy,

            Just do as I say, Ive explained it to you!


Kid:       Theres 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 theres 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.!

            Youre just a kid and I forbid you to have any friends


            Just do as I say, Im bigger than you!


Kid:       Well Im bored.  Can I smoke a cigarette?

Dad:      What!?  Smoke a cigarette!?


Dad:      Just because I smoke doesnt mean you

            Can huff and puff smoke rings like mature adults do

            Smoking is bad for your lungs and your growth

            Im older, I know what is best for us both!

            Youre just a kid and I forbid you to smoke cigarettes,

            (Spoken: Or anything else for that matter!)

            Just do as I say, dont do as I do!


Kid:       Im 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 youll be okay!

            Youre 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!  Im gonna have a


Dad:      What!?  A tantrum!?


Dad:      Thats an idea thats 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 doesnt mean you, . . have that luxury too!

             You have to go through some frustrations you see,

             Especially if you want to grow-up like me!

Kids:      Chorus

Dad:      (Spoken: Hey!  Come back here!  Im speaking to you!

                    Dont you slam that door!  Wait until your mother

                    gets home!  You unlock this door right now!

                    Youre 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

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