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User Name Thread Name Subject Posted Lyr Req: The Miracle of the Wheat (Ed McCurdy) (43) ADD: Little Red Hen (Malvina Reynolds?) 28 Jan 99

Here's the Little Red Hen:

Not I, said the dog and the cat
Not I, said the mouse and the rat
Well, I will then, said the little red hen
And she did, she did just that

A little red hen found a grain of wheat
Said, This looks good enough to eat
If I plant it instead I'll make me some bread
She said to the other guys in the street
Who will help me plant this wheat

The sun shone bright, the rain it blew
And the grain of wheat just grew and grew
It began to sprout, spread right out
When it was ripe enough
She said, Who will help me harvest this stuff

Then she took it to the miller to grind into flour
But the others would give her no manpower
At baking-time they all declined
To help her with the job
They were a no-good useless mob

Well, the bread looked good, it smelt so fine
That they all came running and they stood in line
They said, We'll do our part with all our heart
To help you eat this food
She said, To me that is no good

Last chorus:
'Cause no one helped me with this wheat
And those who don't work shall not eat
That's my credo, the little bird said
And that's why they call her: red


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