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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  September 12, 1997
Subject: Teddy Bear Song by Barabra Fairchild
Written by:
Note: I taped it off the radio

  I WISH I WAS A TEDDY BEAR   Barabra Fairchild

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I wish I had button eyes and a red puff nose  
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Shaggy cotton fur and just one set of clothes
Sitting on a shelve in a local department store
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 Nothing to be dreamed of or nothing to be sorry for

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I wished I was a teddy bear not livin' or lovin' nor goin' no where
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I wished I was a  teddy bear and I'm wishing that  I hadn't fallen in love 
with you

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I  wish I had a wooden heart and a sawdust mind 
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Then your memory wouldn't come around hurtin' all the time
With a sewed on smile and a painted twinkle in my eye
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Then I never would ever had to learn how to cry.

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I wish I had a string you could pull to make me say 
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"Hi, I'm Teddy.  Ain't it a lovely day."
Then I'd know everytime that I spoke my words would ryhme 
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And no one would know the mess I've made of  my mind.

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