English Song Lyrics - September

This song is good for illustrating the use of would/wouldn't:-

Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow

 

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by Joseph Tabrar

I love my little cat, I do
With soft black silky hair
It comes with me each day to school
And sits upon the chair
When teacher says, "Why do you bring
That little pet of yours?"
I tell her that I bring my cat
Along with me because...

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Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow-wow
Wow, wow, wow, wow

We used to have two tiny dogs
Such pretty little dears
But daddy sold 'em 'cause [them because]
They used to bite each other's ears.
I cried all day, at 8 each night
Papa sent me to bed
When Ma came home and wiped my eyes
I cried again and said...

Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow-wow
Wow, wow, wow, wow.

I'll be so glad when I get old
To do just as I "likes" [like],
I'll keep a parrot and at least
A half a dozen tykes.
And when I've got a tiny pet
I'll kiss the little thing
Then put it in its little cot
And on to it I'll sing...

Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow! bow wow!
I've got a little cat
And I'm very fond of that
But I'd rather have a bow-wow
Wow, wow, wow, wow.