Alphabet Soup
by Michael Mark & Tom Chapin
1989 HCD Music & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

Now gather 'round children
It's time for a treat.
Dinner time's comin'. Who wants to eat?
I do. I do. I do, too.
Then we'll make Alphabet Soup with you.
Grab yourself a letter, throw it in a pot
Stir it up, stew it up, serve it real hot.
Read it while you eat it. Feed the whole troop
Can't get enough of that Alphabet Soup. Alphabet Soup.

A is for Apple, B for Beans
Corn, Dill, Eggs, French Fries, Greens.
What d'ya got so far?
Look and see
A B C D E F G
Grab yourself a letter, throw it in a pot
Stir it up, stew it up, serve it real hot.
Read it while you eat it. Feed the whole troop
Can't get enough of that Alphabet Soup. Alphabet Soup.

Ham bone, Ice Cream, Jelly, Ketchup, Lamb.
Meat, Noodles, Onions, Peas, please, Ma'am.
What d'ya got so far? Look and see
H I J K L M N O P
Grab yourself a letter, throw it in a pot
Stir it up, stew it up, serve it real hot.
Read it while you eat it. Feed the whole troop
Can't get enough of that Alphabet Soup. Alphabet Soup.

Quince Radish, Salt, Turnips, Unicorn horn
Veal Chop, Watermelon... Unicorn horn?
Play my Xylophone while it's stewin',
Let's put Yams in. Let's put you in!
A big Zucchini when no one's lookin'
Now we've got the whole alphabet cooking.
Alphabet Soup couldn't be better,
Let's say the whole thing letter by letter:
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N O P
Q R S, T U V
W X Y and Z
Let's go 'round and sing it again
And pass me an S P O O N.
Grab yourself a letter, throw it in a pot
Stir it up, stew it up, serve it real hot.
Read it while you eat it. Feed the whole troop
Can't get enough of that Alphabet Soup. Alphabet Soup.


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Moonboat CD.

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