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Poppa’s Pants
Inspired by the book Poppa's New Pants by Angela Shelf Medearis
Song by Sam Jones


This song is available on Sam Jones' Family Songs About Popular Children’s Books.

Lyrics:

(to the tune of “Casey Jones”)

Poppa and I were at the store
Trying to complete a list of chores
Then Poppa decided to take a chance
When he saw a plaid pattern on a pair of pants
He asked me what I thought of those
The fabric was soft like Old Buck’s nose
But here’s what made me a little unsure
The fabric was draped onto the floor

Poppa’s pants-the fabric was draped
Poppa’s pants-onto the floor
Poppa’s pants-the fabric was draped
The fabric was draped onto the floor
When no one could hem his pants that night
Poppa just said, “Well, that’s all right!”
That night I slept on a pallet on the floor
And I thought I saw a ghost come through the door
I pulled the covers up on my head
I thought that I was gonna be dead
When I heard a rustling noise I didn’t say a word
Then snip, snip, snip is what I heard
Poppa’s pants-snip, snip, snip
Poppa’s pants-Is what I heard

Poppa’s pants-snip, snip, snip
Snip, snip, snip is what I heard
I saw another ghost and later one more
I heard the rocking chair go back and forth
Then Grandma woke me and I opened my eyes
To see that Poppa had a big surprise
Grandma was smiling to beat the band
When she gave Poppa his mended pants
That night the mending “ghosts” were Grandma Tiny
And Big Mama and Aunt Viney

Then Poppa’s pants were way too short
Poppa’s pants--so he gave them to me
Poppa’s pants--were way to short
They were way too short so he gave them to me!
Thank you Poppa
They look really nice.... on me



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Many thanks to Sam Jones for permission to publish these lyrics.
© Sam Jones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Poppa's New Pants © Angela Shelf Medearis. All rights reserved.


 

 



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