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"The Donut Song" Lyrics

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Burl Ives - The Donut Song

cho: When you walk the streets you'll have no cares
If you walk the lines and not the squares
As you go through life make this your goal
Watch the donut, not the hole.

It's written on the rainbow, in letters made of gold
Written on the rainbow, there's wisdom to behold
My friend the little sparrow flew
Close enough to see
Written on a rainbow is this philosophy.

(Repeat verse)
Little angels wrote it, so folks on earth would know

(Repeat Chorus two times)

I'm off to jolly England where
Bulldogs all wear pants
Off to Pago Pago where alligators dance
My friend the little sparrow will
Take me where he flies
Even to the rainbow to read with my own eyes

(Chorus) (Repeat First Verse)
  • submitted on December 21st, 2005

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     Singer says:
    Like 023-04-2011 17:22
    This is one o my favorite children's songs from a Burl Ives album. It is about teaching concentration.....keeping your mind on what matters and off of what doesn't...."watch donut, not the hole" a way of living our life.