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Carole King Pierre Lyrics

Last updated: 08/02/2013 06:14:31 AM

There was once a boy named Pierre
Who only would say, I don't care!
Read his story, my friend, for you'll find
At the end that a suitable
Moral lies there

(Chapter I)

One day his mother said
When Pierre climbed out of bed
-Good morning, darling boy, you are my only joy
Pierre said-I don't care!
-What would you like to eat?
-I don't care!
-Some lovely cream of wheat?
-I don't care!
-Don't sit backwards in your chair
-I don't care!
-Or pour syrup on your hair
-I don't care!
-You are acting like a clown
-I don't care!
-And we have to go to town
-I don't care!
-Don't you want to come, my dear?
-I don't care!
-Would you rather stay right here?
-I don't care!
So his mother left him there

(Chapter II)

His father said-Get off your head
Or I will march you up to bed!
Pierre said-I don't care!
-I would think that you could see--
-I don't care!
-Your head is where your feet should be!
-I don't care!
-If you keep standing upside down--
-I don't care!
-We'll never get to town
-I don't care!
-If only you would say, I care
-I don't care!
-I'd let you fold the folding chair
-I don't care!
So his parents left him there
They didn't take him anywhere

(Chapter III)

Now as the night began to fall
A hungry lion paid a call
He looked Pierre right in the eye
And asked him if he'd like to die
Pierre said-I don't care!
-I can eat you, don't you see?
-I don't care!
-And you will be inside of me
-I don't care!
-Then you will never have to bother--
-I don't care!
-With a mother and a father
-I don't care!
-Is that all you have to say?
-I don't care!
-Then I'll eat you, if I may
-I don't care!
So the lion ate Pierre

(Chapter IV)

Arriving home at six o'clock
His parents had a dreadful shock!
They found the lion sick in bed and cried
-Pierre is surely dead!
They pulled the lion by the hair
They hit him with the folding chair
His mother asked-Where is Pierre?
The lion answered-I don't care!
His father said-Pierre's in there!

(Chapter V)

They rushed the lion into town
The doctor shook him up and down
And when the lion gave a roar
Pierre fell out upon the floor
He rubbed his eyes and scratched his head
And laughed because he wasn't dead
His mother cried and held him tight
His father asked-Are you allright?
Pierre said-I am feeling fine
Please take me home, it's half past nine

The lion said-If you would care
To climb on me, I'll take you there
Then everyone looked at Pierre
Who shouted-Yes, indeed, I care!
The lion took them home to rest
And stayed on as a weekend guest
The moral of Pierre is: CARE!

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new to motherhood | Reviewer: Kyra | 8/2/13

As a child my mother used to sing this story to me and my siblings. I was asking my sister did she remember the words because I wanted to sing it to my son. Thanks for having this its awesome to sing songs from my childhood to my son.

love love love this story | Reviewer: sheena dozier | 2/3/13

I was thinking about this story for a few days and couldn't find it anywhere. I remember it from an episode of reading rainbow as a child. I can even see the little boy now with his shoulders all hunched up and looking smug saying " i don't care" to everything!

Thank you for having this! | Reviewer: Brenda | 11/5/12

This was the first record I ever owned it came with a book to read along with the record. I was 5 and this was the greatest thing I had. I had always remembered the song and sang it to my kids when they were little but I was never able to find it. Yesterday I was riding in the back seat with my 6 year old step-granddaughter and I sang it for her. She made me sing it over and over for the next 2 hours. I was curious to see if I could find it now and was so excited when I seen this. I have to say I only missed a couple of lines not bad considering I haven't heard it in nearly 40 years. I would love to have that record back. The reverse side of the record was "chicken soup with rice". Both songs are amazing!

OMG IVE FINALLY FOUND IT | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/5/09

This is my favorite story. I got it from ither a party or halloween in 1988 or 89 from my mom. It came on a casset tape and I use to play it non stop even as I got older. What made me look this story up was b/c my son had asked me my what was one of my favorite stories as a kid. I was trying soooo hard to remember the song to pierre for 3 days straight and when I finally googled it, I got it. Now I can read it to him tomorrow before he goes to bed.

I found it. | Reviewer: jackie | 10/22/09

My aunt bought me this book I think it was 1974. I lost the book but I all ways remember the story. None of my friend ever read the book. I since told the story to my kids without the book. this is my favortie childhood book.