Natalie Merchant The Dancing Bear Lyrics
Oh, it's fiddle-de-dum and fiddle-de-dee,
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Digital Media 1
1 Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience
3 Calico Pie
4 Bleezer's Ice-Cream
5 It Makes a Change
6 The King of China's Daughter
7 The Dancing Bear
8 The Man in the Wilderness
9 Maggie and Milly and Molly and May
10 If No One Ever Marries Me
11 The Sleepy Giant
12 The Peppery Man
13 The Blind Men and the Elephant
14 Adventures of Isabel
15 The Walloping Window Blind
17 The Janitor's Boy
19 The Land of Nod
20 Vain and Careless
21 Crying, My Little One
22 Sweet and a Lullaby
23 I Saw a Ship A-Sailing
24 Autumn Lullaby
25 Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
26 Indian Names
27 Old Mother Hubbard
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The dancing bear ran away with me;
For the organ-grinder he came to town
With a jolly old bear in a coat of brown.
And the funny old chap joined hands with me,
While I cut a caper and so did he.
Then 'twas fiddle-de-dum and fiddle-de-dee,
I looked at him, and he winked at me,
And I whispered a word in his shaggy ear,
And I said, "I will go with you, my dear."
Then the dancing bear he smiled and said,
Well, he didn't say much, but he nodded his head,
As the organ-grinder began to play
"Over the hills and far away."
With a fiddle-de-dum and a fiddle-de-dee;
Oh, I looked at him and he winked at me,
And my heart was light and the day was fair,
And away I went with the dancing bear.
Oh, 'tis fiddle-de-dum and fiddle-de-dee,
The dancing bear came back with me;
For the sugar-plum trees were stripped and bare,
And we couldn't find cookies anywhere.
And the solemn old fellow he sighed and said,
Well, he didn't say much, but he shook his head,
While I looked at him and he blinked at me
Till I shed a tear and so did he;
And both of us thought of our supper that lay
Over the hills and far away.
Then the dancing bear he took my hand,
And we hurried away through the twilight land;
And 'twas fiddle-de-dum and fiddle-de-dee
When the dancing bear came back with me.
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