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Johnny Standley – It's In The Book lyrics

It's in The Book (Parts 1 and 2)

Johnny Standley

I have a message for you - a very sad message!

My subject for this evening will be Little Bo Peep.

It says here, "Little Bo Peep, who was a little girl,

Has lost her sheep, "

"And doesn't know where to find them."

Now that's reasonable, isn't it?

It's, it's reasonable to assume, if Little Bo Peep had lost her sheep,

It's only natural that she wouldn't know where to find them.

That, that basically is reasonabl-l-le, but, uh, "leave them alone".

Now that overwhelms me, ? Completely overwhelms me.

The man said she lost her sheep, turns right around and boldly states,

"She doesn't know where to find them".

And then has the stupid audacity to say, "leave them alone"!

Now! Now, now think for a moment! Think!

If the sheep were lost, and you couldn't find them,

You'd have to leave them alone, wouldn't you?

So, "leave them alone". "leave them alone".

It's in the book!

"Leave them alone and they", they being the sheep, "they will come


Ah yes, they'll come home.

Oh, there'll be a brighter day tomorrow, they will come home!

It's in the book.

"They will come home? A-waggin' their tailsbr Good for everything in the home,

Brand the secret was in the scrubbing,

Brit wouldn't suds and couldn't foam.


Brthen let us sing right out of grandma's, of grandma's lye soap

Brused for - for everything, everything on the place,

Brfor pots and kettles, the dirty dishes, and for your hands and for

Bryour face.


Brso we'll now sing the second verse.

Brlet's get it with great exuberance, let's live it up.

Brit's not raining inside tonight.

Breveryone, let's have a happy time.

Brare we ready? All together, the second verse.


Brlittle Herman and brother Thurman

Brhad an aversion to washing their ears

Brgrandma scrubbed them with the lye soap.

Brand they haven't heard a word in years.


Brthen let us sing right out of grandma's, of grandma's lye soap.

Brsing all out, all over the place.

Brthe pots and kettles, the dirty dishes, and also hands and also f?

Br(clapping fades)


Brwell, let's sing what's left of the last verse.

Brlet's have a happy time, everyone.

Brthe last verse, al-l-l-l together.

Brev-v-v-very one!


Brmm-m-m-m. Thank you kindly, kindly,

Brm-m-mrs. O'Malley, out in the valley,

Brsuffered from Ulcers, I understand.

Brshe swallowed a cake of grandma's lye soap,

Brhas the cleanest ulcers in the land.


Brthen let us sing right out of grandma's, of grandma's lye soap.

Brsing right out. All over the place.

Brthe pots and - the pots and pans, oh dirty dishes,

Brand the hands..




Brfrom: Dave Rackowitz


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