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Song Saturday Harry Chapin Flowers are Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVpkzZpDBA

I don’t recall if I have shared this song for song Saturday before, but this is one that my dad asked me to find. Actually the funny story is below.

My dad went to a conference on  a Friday late. I went over to have dinner with mom and dad and my little sister on Sunday evening.

My dad said “do you know the Harry Chapin Song Flowers are read.”

I said “yes”

He replied “can you find it an record it for me?”

I said “i have the album living room suite/”

“dad said, “good can you find flowers are red and record it for me?”

that went on for about five minutes. I finally told him I would find the album.

“If you have to buy it I’ll pay you back.” my dad ended with.

Little boy on the first day of schoolGot some crayons and started to drawHe drew colors all over the paperFor colors was what he sawAnd the teacher said.. “What you doin’ young man?””I’m paintin’ flowers” he said”It’s not the time for art, young manAnd anyway flowers are green and red…There’s a time for everything young manAnd a way it should be doneYou’ve got to show concern for everyone elseFor you’re not the only oneAnd she said…Flowers are red young man andGreen leaves are greenThere’s no need to see flowers any other wayThan they way they always have been seenBut the little boy said…There are so many colors in the rainbowSo many colors in the morning sunSo many colors in a flower and I see every oneThe teacher said.. You’re sassyThere’s ways that things should beAnd you’ll paint flowers the way they areSo repeat after me…..And she said…Flowers are red young man andGreen leaves are greenThere’s no need to see flowers any other wayThan they way they always have been seenBut the little boy said…There are so many colors in the rainbowSo many colors in the morning sunSo many colors in a flower and I see every oneThe teacher put him in a cornerShe said.. It’s for your own good..And you won’t come out ’til you get it rightAnd are responding like you shouldWell finally he got lonelyFrightened thoughts filled his headAnd that little boy went up to the teacherAnd this is what he said.. and he saidFlowers are red, green leaves are greenThere’s no need to see flowers any other wayThan the way they always have been seenTime went by like it always doesAnd they moved to another townAnd the little boy went to another schoolAnd this is what he foundThe teacher there was smilin’She said…Painting should be funAnd there are so many colors in a flowerSo let’s use every oneBut that little boy painted flowersIn neat rows of green and redAnd when the teacher asked him whyThis is what he said.. and he saidFlowers are red, and green leaves are greenThere’s no need to see flowers any other wayThan the way they always have been seen

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless explicitly mentioned by name.)

  • Not all flowers are red right?

    • Yes

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Written by DocAndersen

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