Mudcat Café message #587117 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8682   Message #587117
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Nov-01 - 08:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Miracle of the Wheat (Ed McCurdy)
Subject: ADD: Little Red Hen (Malvina Reynolds)
Here are the "Little Red Hen" lyrics from the Malvina Reynolds "Ear to the Ground" CD.
-Joe Offer-


THE LITTLE RED HEN
(Malvina Reynolds)

1. The little red hen found a grain of wheat,
Said "This looks good enough to eat
But I'll plant it instead, make me some bread,"
Said to the other guys down the street,
"Who will help me plant this wheat?"

CHORUS: "Not I!" said the dog and the cat,
"Not I!" said the mouse and the rat,
"I will then," said the Little Red Hen,
And she did.

2. Well the sun shone bright, the rain it blew,
The grain of wheat it grew and grew,
It began to sprout, headed out,
Till it was ripe enough,
Said, "Who will help me harvest this stuff?" CHORUS

3. She lugged it to the miller to grind to flour,
Cause the others would offer her no manpower,
And at baking time, they all declined
To help her with the job;
They were a dog gone no-good mob. CHORUS

4. The bread looked good and smelled so fine
The others came running and fell in line;
"We'll do our part with all our heart
To help you eat this chow!"
She said, "I do not need you now.

"I planted and hoed this grain of wheat,
Them that works not, shall not eat,
That's my credo," the little bird said,
And that's why they called her Red.


Words and music by Malvina Reynolds.
Copyright Schroder Music Company 1965