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Rex Waste/recycling songs?? (47) RE: Waste/recycling songs?? 05 Oct 15


The Old Coat song that became a button was requested by mg in 2002. Seeing as no one ever posted it I'm happy to present this dandy song by Paul Kaplan. I sing it often.



I Had an Old Coat - Paul Kaplan [D]

I had an old coat and the coat got torn, what'll I do
I had an old coat and the coat got torn, what'll I do
I had an old coat and the coat got torn
So I cut it down and a jacket was born
And I sing every day of my life.

In a couple of years those threads got thin, what'll I do.
In a couple of years those threads got thin, what'll I do.
In a couple of years those threads got thin
So I called it a shirt and I tucked it in
And I sing every day of my life.

The arms wore out in the East and West, what'll I do.
The arms wore out in the East and West, what'll I do.
The arms wore out in the East and West
So I pulled them off and I had a vest
And I sing every day of my life.

The vest got stained with cherry pie, what'll I do.
The vest got stained with cherry pie, what'll I do.
The vest got stained with cherry pie
So I cut and sewed 'til I had a tie
And I sing every day of my life.

Soon that tie was looking lean, what'll I do
Soon that tie was looking lean, what'll I do
Soon that tie was looking lean
So I made a patch for my old blue jeans
And I sing every day of my life.

When that patch was next to nuttin', what'll I do
When that patch was next to nuttin', what'll I do
When that patch was next to nuttin'
I rolled it up in to a button
And I sing every day of my life.

When that button was almost gone, what'll I do
When that button was almost gone, what'll I do
When that button was almost gone
With what was left I made this song
And I sing every day of my life.

copyright: Paul Kaplan Music, 1985


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