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Healthy Snacks


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Lyrics

Innkeeper: "Howdy, partner. Welcome to the Dusty Bowl Café. What do they call you?"

Cowboy (Wally Bear voice): "They call me Hungry Slim. I've been riding all day; I'll be riding all night. I need some healthy snacks to keep me in the saddle."

Innkeeper: "You're in luck. Today's special is an old shoe with ketchup on it. Mighty tasty."

Cowboy: "Ohhh, not exactly what I'm looking for. What else you got?"

Innkeeper: "Well, I got a bag of sweets here. I can pour it right on your tongue. What do you say?"

Cowboy: "I think you'd better listen to this song. Hit it, boys."

Verse 1

Give me an apple
Some crackers and cheese
A big bad banana
Or some celery
How 'bout some popcorn
A cup of hot soup
Everybody's snacking on healthy foods

Chorus

I need good food to keep me in the saddle
I need good food to send me on my way
Good food
Yippee Ki Yo Ki Ayyyyyyy

Verse 2

Give me an orange
Some granola mix
A peanut butter sandwich
Or some tuna fish
How 'bout some oatmeal
Cold milk or fresh juice
Everybody's snacking on healthy foods

Chorus

I need good food to keep me in the saddle
I need good food to send me on my way
Good food
Yippee Ki Yo Ki Ayyyyyyy

Verse 3

I love the feel of my saddle
And the tug of the reins
A campfire at night
On the vast open plains
The sound of my horse
Going clickity clack
And the taste of a healthy
Cowboy snack

Chorus

I need good food to keep me in the saddle
I need good food to send me on my way
Good food
Yippee Ki Yo Ki Ayyyyyyy

Bridge

Good food—Yippee ki yo yippee ki ay
Good food—Yippee ki yo yippee ki ay
Healthy food—Yippee ki yo yippee ki ay
Healthy food—Yippee ki yo yippee ki ay

Verse 4

Give me an apple
Some crackers and cheese
A big bad banana
Or some celery
How 'bout some popcorn
A cup of hot soup
Everybody's snacking on healthy foods

Chorus

I need good food to keep me in the saddle
I need good food to send me on my way
Good food Yippee Ki Yo Ki Ayyyyyyy.

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