I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain

I'd unravel any riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain

With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
You could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain

Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain

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    General CommentDid you know that they cut the original song, thus cutting the last verse of this song? Yes ideady! Though, I've got to say, it was mostly a very lengthly dance.

    Cut verse (at the end):

    Gosh, it would be pleasin'
    To reason out the reason
    To things I can't explain
    And perhaps I'll deserve ya
    And be worthy erve ya
    If I only had a brain
    paperfangirlon April 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    "If I Only Had a Brain" has very malleable lyrics, and I find myself remembering many catchy phrases that aren't there when I look 'em up.

    In this case, I think you remember the equally zippy tune "Sunny Side of the Street":

    "If I never have a cent I'd be rich as Rockefeller
    I'd have gold dust at my feet on the sunny
    On the sunny on the sunny side of the street"

    spicetraderon January 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI thought I remembered a line "I'd be rich as Rockefeller if I only had a brain" - anyone else?
    ljpwriteson July 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti luv this song its amazin 'if i only had a brain' lol
    IFIONLYHADABRAIN123on January 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is the theoretical life!
    mmcdonaldon December 23, 2016   Link

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