Bill Staines (Mineral River, BMI)



All God's creatures have a place in the choir,

some sing low, some sing higher,

Some sing out loud on the telephone wire,

Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything theyívegot now!


Listen to the bass it's the one on the bottom

Where the bullfrog croaks, the hippopotamus

Moans and groans with a big to-do,

The old cow just goes "Moo!"


The dogs and the cats they take up the middle

As the honey bee hums, the cricket fiddles

The donkey brays and the pony neighs

The old grey badger sighs




Listen to the top and the little birds singing

The melody with the high notes ringin'

The good owl sighs over everything,

The blackbird disagrees.


singin' in the night time, singin' in the day

Little duck quacks and he's on his way

And the otter hasnít got that much to say

The porqupine talks to himself.
Itís a simple song a living song everywhere
By the ox the fox and the grizzly bear
The grumpy alligator and the hawk above
The sly old weasel and turtle dove