Be Kind to Your Web-footed Friends
Marcia and Jon Pankake, A Priarie Home Companion Folk Song Book (London: Faber and Faber, 1989): 52.
2For a duck may be somebody's mother
3Be kind to your friends in the swamp
4Where the weather is very cold and damp
5You may think that this is the end
6Well, it's not, because there's one more chorus
7Be kind to your friends in the swamp
8Where the weather is very cold and damp.
1] Sung to the tune of "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa, the national march of the United States, this stirring parody closed every episode of the popular 1960s TV program, Sing Along with Mitch. Some versions terminate at the end of line 5 with "Well, it is!" Back to Line
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