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Big Bushy Mustache
Inspired by the book Big Bushy Mustache by Gary Soto
Song by Sam Jones

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


(to the tune of “I Love the Mountains”)

Ricky had a problem like no other
Everybody said he looked like his mother
Oh what a bother
He wanted to look like father
Ricky had a problem he needed to solve

Everybody told him he had his mother’s eyes
So he tried to get a handsome disguise
He raised his hand in class
To wear the big, bushy mustache
In the school play his problem was solved

He took the mustache home but he wasn’t supposed to
He felt grown-up when he wore it walking home from school
A man called him soldier
He felt like he was older
But when he got home he had a problem again

He tried to show his mom the big, bushy mustache
But when it wasn’t there he was outside in a flash
He searched everywhere but he didn’t find it anywhere
He sat on the curb and he started to cry

He tried to make a false one to solve his problem
In the mirror he thought it looked pretty dumb
How they all laughed when they gave him Papi’s mustache
They solved Ricky’s problem happily
And Ricky learned a lesson about responsibility


See more of our Family and Children's Literature Song Lyrics

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

Big Bushy Mustache © Gary Soto. All rights reserved.



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