Don't Play With Bruno
by John Forster & Tom Chapin
1989 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

Shirley and Sue were swinging on a swing,
Two best friends whispering:
Sue: Don't play with Bruno. Bruno is a dweeb.
Shirley: A dweeb, what's a dweeb?
Sue: Oh you know... like Bruno.
Shirley: Shhh here he comes.
Bruno: Hi girls, I'm digging a hole.
Want to help?
Sue: No thanks.
Bruno: Oh, okay. Bye.
So he walked to the edge
Of the great green hedge
And began to dig his hole.
Bruno: Yup.

Down the drive came Mike and Mike
On a red bike and another red bike.
Mike and Mike: Hey girls, where's Bruno?
Oh neat! Look at that hole, he's down 3 feet!
Shirley and Sue: Don't play with Bruno.
Bruno is a dweeb.
Mike and Mike: A dweeb, what's a dweeb?
Shirley and Sue: Oh you know... like Bruno.
Bruno: Hey, I found a horseshoe.
Mike and Mike: A horseshoe! Wow! Bye.
So Mike and Mike and the bike and the bike
Rode over to the hole.
Mike and Mike: Neat!

Out of the house came Baby Gail,
With a plastic shovel and a plastic pail.
Baby Gail: I'm gonna dig with Bruno
And Mike and Mike.
But the big girls called the little tyke.
Shirley and Sue: Baby Gail.
Don't play with Bruno. Bruno is a dweeb.
Baby Gail: A dweeb, what's a dweeb?
Shirley and Sue: Oh you know... like Bruno.
Bruno: Hey, I found a tractor!
Baby Gail: What's a tractor?
Bruno: And it still runs!
Baby Gail: Wow! Bye bye.
So Baby Gail with her shovel and her pail
Ran over to the hole.

A jeep pulled up in a cloud of dust.
A man jumped out with his suit all mussed.
Dr. Leakey: I'm Dr. Leakey from the museum.
I seek young Bruno. Did you girls see him?
Shirley and Sue: We don't play with Bruno.
Bruno is a dweeb.
Dr. Leakey: A dweeb, define dweeb!
Shirley and Sue: Oh you know... like Bruno.
Bruno: Hey, we found a lost city!
Dr. Leakey: A lost city! Good show! Bye.
So Dr. Leakey jumped in his jeep
And drove up to the hole.
Dr. Leakey: Significant!

Shirley stopped swinging and said to Sue:
Shirley: I'd like to see that city, too.
Sue: Shirley, we can't play with Bruno.
Bruno is a dweeb.
Shirley: But what is a dweeb?
Sue: Don't you know?
Shirley: No. I don't know!
So Sue and Shirley tiptoed slowly
Over to the hole.
Shirley and Sue: Hello?
Bruno: Hey girls, am I glad to see you!
Shirley and Sue: You are?
Bruno: Come on down
And help Baby Gail with this dinosaur!


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Moonboat CD.

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