SONG LYRICS FOR: "MRS. FARMER FRIENDLY"
ALBUM: "COLORING THE WORLD"
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Lead Vocal: Jerry Paladino, Clare,
Music: Michael Dooley
Lyrics: Michael Dooley, Peter Gehr, Cathy Gehr
Producer:

"MRS. FARMER FRIENDLY"

Mrs. Farmer Friendly was going to bake some bread.
She went into the farmyard and this is what she said,
"Who would like to help me to bake my bread today?"
And this is what the animals had to say:

"Not me!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"Not me!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"Not me!" said the honeybee.
"I'm biz-biz-biz-biz-busy!"
"Not me!" said the old brown cow.
"I don't have time to help!"
"Well," said Mrs. Friendly,
"I'll ask somebody else!"

Mrs. Farmer Friendly prepared to bake the bread.
She set out the ingredients, and this is what she said,
"Would someone like to help me? It's really lots of fun!"
And the volunteers came running one by one.

"I will!" said Lily. "I will!" said Amy, too.
"We will!" said Jeff and Paco. "We'll gladly help you, too!"
"I will!" said little Rusty. "Is there something I can do?"
"We're very, very happy to help you!"

So Mrs. Farmer Friendly and her helpers made the bread.
And finally when the bread was baked, Mrs. Friendly said,
"Who would like to help me to eat my bread today?"
And what do you think the animals had to say?

"I will!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"I will!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"I will!" said the honeybee.
"I'm not so biz-biz-busy!"
"I will!" said the old brown cow.
"I do have time to eat!"
"Oh no!" said Mrs. Friendly.
"You don't deserve a piece!"

Mrs. Farmer Friendly thanked the children who had helped.
"If you'd like to have some bread," she said,
"Please come and help yourself!"
Then the animals who hadn't helped felt so very sad,
Because they hadn't helped when they were asked.

"I'm sorry!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"I'm sorry!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"I'm sorry!" said the honeybee.
"I shouldn't have been so biz-busy!"
"I'm sorry!" said the old brown cow.
"Next time please count on me!"
"Okay," said Mrs. Friendly, "I accept your apologies!"

So Mrs. Farmer Friendly began to slice the bread,
And all the children took a piece, and Mrs. Friendly said,
"I also love my animals; I think they've learned today
That it's best to volunteer and cheerfully say..."

"I will!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"I will!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"I will!" said the honeybee.
"I'm not so biz-biz-busy!"
"I will!" said the old brown cow.
"I want to help instead!"
"That'sgood!" said Mrs. Friendly.
"Now you all can have some bread!"
[Mmmmoooo!]

So everyone was happy; the bread was very good!
[MMMMMMmmmmmmmm!]
And the animals knew better now to help out when they should.
When it's time to do your part, please don't turn away.
Let's all volunteer and cheerfully say:

"I will!" said Lily. "I will!" said Amy, too.
"We will!" said Jeff and Paco. "We'll gladly help you, too!"
"I will!" said little Rusty. "Is there something I can do?"
"We're very, very happy to help you!"

"I will!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"I will!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"I will!" said the honeybee.
"I'm not so biz-biz-busy!"
"I will!" said the old brown cow.
"Is there something I can do?"
"We're very, very happy to help you!"
"We're very, very happy to help you!"

 

"MRS. FARMER FRIENDLY" (with chords)

Intro: (D)-(D)-(A)-(G)-(C)-(G)-(A)-(D)
(D)-(C)-(G)-(C)-(G)-(A)-(D)

(D)Mrs. Farmer Friendly was (A)going to bake some bread.
She (A7)went into the farmyard and (D)this is what she said,
(G)"Who would like to help me to (D)bake my bread today?"
And (E7)this is what the animals had to (A)say:

"Not (D)me!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"Not (A)me!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"Not (A7)me!" said the honeybee.
"I'm (D)biz-biz-biz-biz-busy!"
"Not (G)me!" said the old brown cow.
"I (D)don't have time to (Bm)help!"
(D)"Well," said Mrs. Friendly,
"I'll (A)ask somebody (D)else!"
(C)-(G)-(C)-(G)-(A)-(D)

(D)Mrs. Farmer Friendly pre(A)pared to bake the bread.
She (A7)set out the ingredients, and (D)this is what she said,
"Would (G)someone like to help me? It's (D)really lots of fun!"
And the (E7)volunteers came running one by (A)one.

"I (D)will!" said Lily. "I (A)will!" said Amy, too.
"We (A7)will!" said Jeff and Paco. "We'll (D)gladly help you, too!"
"I (G)will!" said little Rusty. "Is there (D)something I can (Bm)do?"
"We're (D)very, very (A)happy to help (D)you!"(C)-(G)-(D)-(A)-(D)

So (D)Mrs. Farmer Friendly and her (A)helpers made the bread.
And (A7)finally when the bread was baked, (D)Mrs. Friendly said,
(G)"Who would like to help me to (D)eat my bread today?"
And (E7)what do you think the animals had to (A)say?

"I (D)will!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"I (A)will!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"I (A7)will!" said the honeybee.
"I'm (D)not so biz-biz-busy!"
"I (G)will!" said the old brown cow.
"I (D)do have time to (Bm)eat!"
"Oh (D)no!" said Mrs. Friendly.
"You (A)don't deserve a (Bb)piece!"
(C)-(G)-(C)-(G/B)-(A)-(D)

(D)Mrs. Farmer Friendly thanked the (A)children who had helped.
"If you'd (A7)like to have some bread," she said,
"Please (D)come and help yourself!"
Then the (G)animals who hadn't helped (D)felt so very (Bm)sad,
Be(E7)cause they hadn't helped when they were (A7)asked.

"I'm (D)sorry!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"I'm (A)sorry!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"I'm (A7)sorry!" said the honeybee.
"I (D)shouldn't have been so biz-busy!"
"I'm (G)sorry!" said the old brown cow.
"Next (D)time please count on (Bm)me!"
"O(D)kay," said Mrs. Friendly, "I ac(A)cept your apolo(D)gies!"

(Em)-(D/F#)-(G)-(A)-(A)-(D)-(A)

So (D)Mrs. Farmer Friendly be(A)gan to slice the bread,
And (A7)all the children took a piece, and (D)Mrs. Friendly said,
"I (G)also love my animals; I (D)think they've learned today
That it's (E7)best to volunteer and cheerfully (A)say..."

"I (D)will!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"I (A)will!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"I (A7)will!" said the honeybee.
"I'm (D)not so biz-biz-busy!"
"I (G)will!" said the old brown cow.
"I (D)want to help in(Bm)stead!"
"That's(D)good!" said Mrs. Friendly.
"Now you (A)all can have some (D)bread!"
(C)-(G)-(C)-(G)[Mmmmoooo!]

(A)So (D)everyone was happy; the (A)bread was very good!
[(A7)MMMMMMmmmmmmmm!]
And the (A7)animals knew better now to (D)help out when they should.
(G)When it's time to do your part, (D)please don't turn away.
(E7)Let's all volunteer and cheerfully (A)say:

"I (D)will!" said Lily. "I (A)will!" said Amy, too.
"We (A7)will!" said Jeff and Paco. "We'll (D)gladly help you, too!"
"I (G)will!" said little Rusty. "Is there (D)something I can (Bm)do?"
"We're (D)very, very (A)happy to help (Em)you!"(D/F#)-(G)-(A)

"I (D)will!" said the hen [cluck, cluck].
"I (A)will!" said the pig [oink, oink].
"I (A7)will!" said the honeybee.
"I'm (D)not so biz-biz-busy!"
"I (G)will!" said the old brown cow.
"Is there (D)something I can (Bm)do?"
"We're (D)very, very (A)happy to help (D)you!"
"We're very, very (A)happy to help (D)you!"
(C)-(G/B)-(A)-(F)-(C)-(A)-(D)

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