The Bee Song

Album: Big Hearted Arthur Askey And His Silly Little Songs (1938)
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  • Oh, what a wonderful thing to be
    A healthy, grown-up, busy-busy bee
    Whiling away all the passing hours
    Pinching all the pollen from the cauliflowers
    I'd like to be a busy little bee
    Being as busy as a bee can be
    Flying around the garden, brightest ever seen
    Taking back the honey to the dear old queen

    Bzz-bzz-bzz-bzz, honey bee, honey bee
    Bzz if you like but don't sting me
    Bzz-bzz-bzz-bzz, honey bee, honey bee
    Buzz if you like, but don't sting me

    Oh, what a wonderful thing to be
    A healthy, grown-up, busy-busy bee
    Toying with the tulips, tasting every type
    Building up the honey-comb that looks like tripe
    I'd like to be a busy little bee
    Being just as busy as a bee can be
    Flying all around in the wild hedgerows
    Stinging all the cows upon the parson's nose
    Oh, what a wonderful thing to be
    A healthy, grown-up, busy-busy bee
    Visiting the picnics, quite a little tease
    Raising little lumps on the maiden's knees
    I'd like to be a busy little bee
    Being with the butterfly strong upon the wing
    Whooppee, o death, where is thy sting?

    Bzz-bzz-bzz-bzz, honey bee, honey bee
    Bzz if you like but don't sting me
    Bzz-bzz-bzz-bzz, honey bee, honey bee
    Buzz if you like, but don't sting me

    Oh, what a wonderful thing to be
    A nice, obedient, busy-busy bee
    To be a good bee one must contrive
    For bees in a beehive must behave
    But maybe I wouldn't be a bee
    Bees are all right when alive, you see
    But when bees die, you really should see 'em
    Pinned on a card in a dirty museum

    Bzz-bzz-bzz-bzz, honey bee, honey bee
    Bzz if you like but don't sting me
    Bzz-bzz-bzz-bzz, honey bee, honey bee
    Bzz if you like but if you sting me I'll wack ye
    With this dirty great newspaper! Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Shane from LondonAs a beekeeper I found the the bee to bee a very funny song.
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