The Why?s Man

"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie


Back to Sometimes in song...

THE PAPER BOAT SONG

We're going to build a big Paper Boat,
A Paper Boat, Paper Boat
Fold it up carefully so it can float
- but not what a ship used to be.

We're going to work on a Paper Boat
A Paper Boat, Paper Boat,
Having to put on a different coat
- not the old dungarees.

We know the cost of a Paper Boat
A Paper Boat, Paper Boat
Take it away for a Five Pound Note
- it's not much use to me.

We're not very proud of a Paper Boat
A Paper Boat, Paper Boat
You'd think that there never had been afloat
A ship like the good old QE.

We're all at sea in a Paper Boat
A Paper Boat, Paper Boat
The Rule of Britannia is very remote
from what it used to be.

So now that we're building a Paper Boat
A Paper Boat, Paper Boat
Don't - be - surprised -
at - the - way - we - vote.

with thanks to Radio Six Productions for permission

Download sheet music for The Paper Boat Song

Contemporary arrangement by John Paul Academy

Piano arrangement by Suzanne Houston

 

Animation featuring The Paper Boat Song on soundtrack

Buchclyvie Primary School, Animation

The Paper Boat


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