A Place in the Choir
Bill Staines, arr. Erica Phare-Bergh

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All God's critters got a place in the choir

Some sing low, some sing higher

Some sing out loud on the telephone wire

And some just clap their hands,

or paws or anything they got now

Listen to the top where the little birds sing

on the melodies with the high notes ringing

The hoot owl hollers over everything

And the jaybird 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

and the porcupine talks to himself


Well, listen to the bass, it's the one on the bottom

Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus

Moans and groans with a big to do

And the old cow just goes, ‘Moo'

The dogs and the cats they take up the middle

The honeybee hums and the crickets fiddle

The donkey brays and the pony neighs

The old coyote howls  (that’s Emily :)


It’s a simple song of living sung everywhere

by the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear

the grumpy alligator and the hawk above

the sly raccoon and the turtle dove.


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