SCENE: Outside the cave of a very grouchy hermit.
CAST: The hermit (H) and a very sweet child (C).

C: Isn't it a lovely day?
H: No, it isn't!

C: Could you come outside and play?
H: No, I couldn't!

C: Did you ever take a hike?
H: No, I didn't!

C: How'd you like to ride my bike?
H: Frankly, I wouldn't!

C: Isn't, couldn't, didn't, wouldn't --
Is that all you can say?
H: Isn't, couldn't, didn't, wouldn't --
Yes, now go away!

The sweetest sound to me,
It stands for "not,"
I like it a lot,
It's spelled N apostrophe T.

C: Have you ever tried to smile?
H: No, I haven't!

C: Won't you try it for a while?
H: No, I won't!

C: Are there games to play in there?
H: No, there aren't!

C: Then why d'you like to stay in there?
H: Frankly, I don't!

C: Haven't, won't, aren't, don't --
Is that all you can say?
H: Haven't, won't, aren't, don't --
And I said, "Go away!"

Grouches all agree,
We get a glow
From saying "NO!"
With N apostrophe T.

C: Do you talk to anyone?
H: (wistfully) No, I don't.

C: Come on out and have some fun.
H: (hesitantly) No, I couldn't.

C: Can't you even tell me why?
H: (apologetically) No, I can't.

C: Will it kill you just to try?
H: (wanting to) Well... I shouldn't.

C: Don't, couldn't, can't, shouldn't --
Now try it once my way!
Do!
H: Do!

C: Could!
H: Could!

C: Can!
H: Can!

C: Should!
H: Should!
Hey, that feels okay!
I'll give it a try
And say goodbye
To N apostrophe

C: N apostrophe
Both: N apostrophe T!


Lyrics submitted by JohnnyLurg

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