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Thread #9665   Message #3847697
Posted By: Jim Dixon
30-Mar-17 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: food songs
Subject: Lyr Add: CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE (Carole King)
Words by Maurice Sendak, music by Carole King
As recorded by Carole King on "Really Rosie" (1975)

In January, it's so nice,
While slippin' on the slidin' ice,
To sip hot chicken soup with rice,
Sippin' once, sippin' twice,
Sippin' chicken soup with rice.

In February, it will be
My snowman's anniversary,
With cake for him and soup for me,
Happy once, happy twice,
Happy chicken soup with rice.

In March, the wind blows down the door
And spills my soup upon the floor.
It laps it up and roars for more,
Blowin' once, blowin' twice,
Blowin' chicken soup with rice.

In April, I will go away
To far off Spain or old Bombay,
And dream about hot soup all day,
Oh my once, oh my twice,
Oh my chicken soup with rice.

In May, I truly think it best
To be a robin lightly dressed,
Concoctin' soup inside my nest.
Mix it once, mix it twice.
Mix that chicken soup with rice.

In June, I saw a charming group
Of roses all begin to droop.
I pepped them up with chicken soup:
Sprinkle once, sprinkle twice,
Sprinkle chicken soup with rice.

In July, I'll take a peep
Into the cool and fishy deep,
Where chicken soup is selling cheap,
Sellin' once, sellin' twice,
Sellin' chicken soup with rice.

In August, it will be so hot,
I will become a cooking pot,
Cooking soup, of course, why not?
Cookin' once, cookin' twice,
Cookin' chicken soup with rice.

In September, for a while,
I will ride a crocodile
Down the chicken soupy Nile.
Paddle once, paddle twice,
Paddle chicken soup with rice.

In October, I'll be host
To witches, goblins and a ghost.
I'll serve them chicken soup on toast.
Whoopee, once! Whoopee twice!
Whoopee chicken soup with rice!

In November's gusty gale,
I will flop my flippy tail,
And spout hot soup; I'll be a whale,
Spoutin' once, spoutin' twice,
Spoutin' chicken soup with rice.

In December, I will be
A baubled, bangled Christmas tree,
With soup bowls draped all over me.
Merry once, merry twice,
Merry chicken soup with—
Merry chicken soup with—
Merry chicken soup with rice.

I told you once, I told you twice:
All seasons of the year are nice
For eating chicken soup,
Eating chicken soup with rice;
Chicken soup, chicken soup with rice.