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The Gingerbread Man
Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Susan Harrison

This song is available on Susan Harrison's Once Upon a Rhyme

A little lonely boy told his Mom one day,
“I sure would like a pal so I can play.”

Momma mixed up molasses, sugar and flour, a touch of
baking powder and in less than an hour

The oven door opened, out the room he ran. The
fastest sweetest cookie, the Gingerbread Man.

Naa naa naa naa boo boo,
What ‘cha gonna do do?
I can run faster, faster that you.

Naa naa naa naa bim bam,
catch me if you think you can.
You can’t catch me...

I’m the Gingerbread Man!
Naa naa naa naa naa naa.

Out the door, down the lane and over the hill, the
sweet smell of cookie followed him still.

Until grazin’ in a pasture, passin’ by a cow, mmmmmm,
yum yum woo hoo wow!

Mmmoo you smell so awfully sweet, I sure would like to
have you for a treat.


Now the Mom, the boy and cow were chasing him so,
yelling stop, stop, wait, wait, please don’t go.

In a field around the curve a horse was heard to say,
“Stay a bit, I’d like a nip, please don’t go away.

You see the horse, the cow, the Mom the boy all wanted to eat

that Gingerbread Man who smelled so sweet.


Across the land he ran and ran more joined the race.
Try as they would they never could keep up his pace.

Rain started sprinkling down from the sky.
The cookie was frightened, “Oh no, my my!”

“Fear not my friend “ spoke Mr. Pig.
“I could never chase you, I’m way too big.

Hop on my back and I’ll keep your feet dry.”
The Gingerbread Man said he’d give it a try.

Slippin’ and sliddin’, pig was too roly poly.
“Then sit on my snout, take it slowly.”

He did and gulp, gone was he, and so that ends our
story, of the Gingerbread Man.


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