Taking suggestions…

I woke up this morning
I had a scone and a large house blend
And then a little conversation with my squirrel and chipmunk friends
I said I’m sick and tired of winter
And I wish that it was spring
And then a little fellow named Robin Redbreast
Began to sing

And he sang
Ooh ooh child, what’d you think the cold winter’s gonna last forever?
Ooh ooh child, now’s the time for all the people to get together
Outside

Cause it’s the first of May, first of May
Outdoor reading starts today
So bring your favorite novel
Or at least your favorite play
The water’s not cold baby dip in your big toe
Maybe I’ll see you reading
Grass below you, sky above
Celebrate spring with a crazy little thing called…
Reading outside

I thanked him for the information
I cried a little when he flew away
I watched an episode of Reading Rainbow
And I tried to plan my day
I called up my old lady
She wasn’t home so I called my girl
I asked her if she’d like to join me as I
Read around the world

And I said
Ooh ooh child, I’ll bring a blanket and I promise I will brush the ants off
Ooh ooh child, you’re gonna like it when we’re reading
Outside

Cause it’s the first of May, first of May
Outdoor reading starts today
So bring your favorite novel
Or at least your favorite play
The water’s not cold baby dip in your big toe
Maybe I’ll see you
Grass below you, sky above
Celebrate spring with a crazy little thing called…
Reading outside

So we went to the park together
We were reading in the midday sun
We met all kinds of people and we
We read to everyone
Read to a lady who sells ice cream
Read to a man with a tan Shar Pei
Every book that needed reading, well they
They got read today

So come on
Ooh ooh child, open your mind and your heart, feel the spirit moving through you
Ooh ooh child, you’ll hear the rhythm of the words when I’m readin’ to you
Outside

Cause it’s the first of May, first of May
Outdoor reading starts today
So bring your favorite novel
Or at least your favorite play
The water’s not cold baby dip in your big toe
Maybe I’ll see you
Grass below you, sky above
Celebrate spring with a crazy little thing called…
Reading outside

This is my (poor) adaptation of the JoCo classic, in honor of my plan to get a bunch of people to join me outside in a park on a nice day and read books together. It shall be called Read/Out, and may even actually take place on the first of May.

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~ by oberon the fool on March 1, 2010.

3 Responses to “Taking suggestions…”

  1. Are you going to sing for us?

  2. I want it to be more different from the original…but I also realize that saying so means I should make some sort of contribution to make it more different, and I have too many things to do right now to make that contribution. :/ So, maybe in the future I shall do this thing.

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