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Jim Dixon Lyr Add: Songs by Lou & Peter Berryman (54* d) Lyr Add: AUNT EMILY (Lou & Peter Berryman) 29 May 21


My transcription. You can hear this on YouTube


AUNT EMILY
As recorded by Lou & Peter Berryman on “Some Kinda Funny” (1998)

1. Songbirds at night never let out a peep.
Fishes are silent way down in the deep.
Cows are all quiet and so are the sheep,
But my dear aunt Emily sings in her sleep.

CHORUS: She sings: “Oh-la-la-la, Figaro, fa-mi-re-do.
You are my sunshine, the valley so low,
Over the river and rosin the beau.”
She sings: “Oh-la-la-la, Figaro, fa-mi-re-do.”

2. The windows were open one evening in June.
A family of bears heard aunt Emily croon.
They perked up their ears and they followed the tune,
Surrounding our house by the light of the moon.

CHORUS: They heard: “Oh-la-la-la....”

3. They climbed in our windows and danced on our chairs
While crunching our pretzels and sucking our pears.
In time uncle Walter came running downstairs,
And that’s how he fell into waltzing with bears.

CHORUS: To the “Oh-la-la-la....”

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

CHORUS: “Oh-la-la-la....”

4. Although she’s been singing since I don’t know when,
The dancing downstairs wakes her up now and then.
The bears must wait quietly down in the den
Until my aunt Emily drifts off again

CHORUS: And sings: “Oh-la-la-la....”


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