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Thread #37327   Message #520214
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Aug-01 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Don't Want a Bunny Wunny (Tom Paxton)
Subject: Lyr Add:I DON'T WANT A BUNNY WUNNY (Tom Paxton)
This is from Tom Paxton's Live For the Record album (1996). At the time, Paxton was doing a medley of his topical songs, the ones that don't last long. I don't know if this is the complete song, or if Paxton abbreviated it for the medley.
-Joe Offer-
I DON'T WANT A BUNNY WUNNY
(Tom Paxton)

President Carter got into his boat
Wasn't in a hurry, wanted to float;
Think about the country, think about sin,
Along came a rabbit and he tried to climb in.
And what did Jimmy say?

CHORUS:
I don't want a bunny wunny in my wittle wow boat,
In my wittle wow boat in the pond.
For the bunny might be cwazy and he'd bite me in the thwoat,
In my wittle wow boat in the pond.

Look at him swimming! Look at him fly!
Ears laid back and a gleam in his eye!
Hissing through his front teeth, swimming like a seal,
If you were President, how would you feel?
You'd prob'ly say:
CHORUS

President Carter saved the day,
Splashed with his paddle, rabbit swam away.
Jimmy was a hero; we were proud of him,
Ever since Jimmy, picking have been slim,
And I can hear him say:
CHORUS

JRO