Place in the Choir

This classic song by Bill Staines playfully uses the delightful diversity of the animal kingdom to show how there is, indeed, a place for all of us "in the choir".  From Red's Parents' Choice Gold Award-winning "Down the Do Re Mi" CD.

Themes: Inclusion, acceptance

Place in the Choir

Chorus
All God's critters got a place in the choir
Some sing low and some sing higher
Some sing out loud on a telephone wire
Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they've got

Listen to the bass, it's the one on the bottom
Where the bull frog croaks and the hippopotamus
Moans and groans with a big to do
And the old cow just goes mooooo

The dogs and the cats take up the middle
Where the honeybee hums and the cricket fiddles
The donkey brays and the pony neighs
And the old coyote howwwwwls

Chorus

Listen to the top where the little birds sing
Where the melody and the high notes ring
And the hoot owl hollers over everything
The jay bird disagrees

Singing in the nighttime, singing in the day
The little duck quacks and he's on his way
The ‘possum ain't got much to say
The porcupine talks to himself, again

Chorus

It's a simple song, living song everywhere
By the fox and the ox and the grizzly bear
The grumpy alligator and the hawk above
Sly raccoon and the turtle dove

Chorus

© Mineral Music

Written by Bill Staines

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