Why, Oh Why Lyrics - Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie Songs to Grow On for Mother and Child cover art
publisher: ©T.R.O. INC.
writers: Woody Guthrie
release date: 1991
genres: Children's Folk, World, & Country
styles: Nursery Rhymes/Educational/Folk
length: 3:32
composer: Woody Guthrie
lyricist: Woody Guthrie
Why can't a dish break a hammer?
Why oh why oh why?!
'Cause a hammer's a hard head.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why, oh why, oh why oh, why?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Because because because because
Goodbye goodbye goodbye

Why can't a bird eat an elephant?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause an elephant's got a pretty hard skin.
Goodby goodbye goodbye.

Why can't a mouse eat a streetcar?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause a mouse's stomach could never get big enough to hold a streetcar.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why does a horn make music?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Because the horn-blower blows it.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye

Why does a cow drink water?
Tell me why n why?
Because the cow gets thirsty just like you or me or anybody else.
Goodye goodbye goodbye.

Why don't you answer my questions?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause I don't know the answers.
Goodby goodbye goodbye.

What make the landlord take money?
Why, oh why, oh why?
I don't know that one myself.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why's there no pennies for ice cream
Why, oh why, oh why?
You put all the pennies in the telephone.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why can't a rabbit chase an eagle?
Tell me why, oh why?
'Cause the last rabbit that took out and chased after an eagle didn't come
Out so good and that's why rabbits don't chase after eagles that's all I
Know about rabbits and eagles?
Because because because.

Why ain't my grandpa my grandma?
Why, oh why, oh why?
Same reason your dad's not your mommy.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

Why couldn't the wind blow backwards?
Why, oh why, oh why?
'Cause it might backfire and hurt somebody and if it
Hurt somebody it'd keep on hurting them
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.

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CD 1
  • 1 Grassy Grass Grass (Grow, Grow, Grow)
  • 2 Swimmy Swim
  • 3 Little Sugar (Little Saka Sugar)
  • 4 Rattle My Rattle
  • 5 I Want My Milk (I Want It Now)
  • 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • 7 One Day Old
  • 8 Wash-y Wash Wash (Warshy Little Tootsy)
  • 9 I’ll Eat You, I’ll Drink You
  • 10 Make a Bobble
  • 11 Who’s My Pretty Baby (Hey Pretty Baby)
  • 12 I’ll Write and I’ll Draw
  • 13 Why, Oh Why
  • 14 Pick It Up
  • 15 Pretty and Shiny-O
  • 16 Needle Sing
  • 17 Bling-Blang
  • 18 Goodnight Little Arlo (Goodnight Little Darlin’)