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Hen-ery Honey-Bee


Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 18th of July, 2015, to Harry Von Tilzer's 1920 chorus music to the song, "I Want To Go To The Land Where The Sweet Daddies Grow."

Oh Golly! Gee! A honey-bee,
Sat on my nose, and tickled me;
I wondered if he would sting then fly free;
But he only gave one buzz, then flew down to my knee
Where he buzz-buzz-buzzed me for some pollen-made tea!
I answered back, "We can't make that,
Such gathered dust is held in trust;
But 'Typhoo' tea-leaves we sure can use
To soon infuse this refreshment that humans oft choose."
Iíll make a lot, in my kettle and pot
Now what do you think about such a drink?
Well take my tip, and sip, sip, sip,
For my brew will keep you in the pink!

That honey-bee, called íHen-ery',
Flew round with glee, pleased with my tea!
I wondered next if he'd fly to the hive,
And tell all of his buddies about how to survive;
But he kept on circling as if learning to jive.
"That was strong tea", he buzzed to me.
Thanks for your tip, it's made me 'hip',
But soon I'll 'fly-drive' back to our Queen,
To feed her up with my nectar to 'keep my nose clean'.
"You've been so great; such a really good mate;
Your praise I'll sing, to bees who wing,
For your advice, and being nice
To me 'Hen-ery' still with my sting!"


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