Old Mother Hubbard
She’s a greedy child
She went and ate the cupboard bare
An now there’s nothing left that once was there

Old Mother Hubbard
Her eyes are wet with tears
The food was eaten on the sly
We get to kiss the dog goodbye

CHORUS:
We’ve got to be real
Give us something to feel
We’ve got to be real
Please give us something to feel

Old Mother Hubbard
She gives the game away
Everybody knows the cupboard lied
About exactly what it had inside

Old Mother Hubbard
Has grown into her hunger pain
The little dog stares on in disbelief
His own flesh looking good enough to eat

CHORUS

Keep the thought short
The day it is so very long you know
And then there is the ever present slip between the cup
And any lip service singing of the song

CHORUS

Old Mother Hubbard
She does the next best thing
Because the best is always yet to come
And the part is always greater than the sum

Old Mother Hubbard
She kicks up a song and dance
The little dog begins to tap his feet
And dreams a bowl of shiny rabbit meat

CHORUS x 2


Lyrics submitted by Gondring

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