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Dogs, Frogs, and Nature Songs

Today is 9/2/2014

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What Does A River Want to Do?

Charlie, the dog, and I were out on a walk
Down by the river, we started to talk
About how diff’rent the river looked
No matter where we walked or what path we took
Charlie wagged his tail and asked if I knew
What does the river want to do?


"I know, I do! I know, I do! I know, I do! I know, I do!,"
Said the mighty eagle way up in a tree
"I am here ev’ry day. I know what I see!
It twists and turns, left and right
Twists and turns, left and right
That's what the river wants to do,
That's what the river wants to do!"


"No, no, no, no, No, no, no, no, No, no, no, no, No, no, no, no!”
Thumped the beaver sittin’ on a log
"I am here ev’ry day, just ask the frog.
It hops and jumps, up and down
Hops and jumps, up and down
That's what the river wants to do.
That's what the river wants to do!"


“Really? Oh, really?"
Said the fish from the pool
"That is not how I learned it when I was in school.
Fast and slow, jiggle and tickle
Fast and slow, jiggle and tickle
That's what the river wants to do!
That's what the river wants to do!"


The three started yelling about who got it right
Charlie barked, please, can we stop the fight!
Twists and turns, left and right
Twists and turns, left and right
Hops and jumps, up and down
Hops and jumps, up and down
Fast and slow, jiggle and tickle
Fast and slow, jiggle and tickle
All of these things and more are true
That's what the river wants to do
That's what the river wants to do
That's what the river wants to do!
That's what the river wants to do
That's what the river wants to do!