Sleepy Sheep

A Big Surprise

From the album A Big Surprise

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I would wear wool but wool’s too hot,
I would wear wool if wool were not.
I would, and wouldn’t you? But it just wouldn’t do
To wear a woollen woolly when it’s warm, would you?

Chorus:
It’s not surprising sheep are sleepy
Sheep are sleepy ’cause they’re warm
Sleepy sheep should shed their wool
So sleepy sheep should be sheared and shorn

I will wear wool when it’s windier and wetter
I will wear wool and I’ll wear a woollen sweater.
I’ll wear a woollen woolly when the weather’s wet and wild
But I wouldn’t wear a woolly when the weather’s warm and mild.

I was I walking through the woods when the wind began to whistle,
So I wore a woollen woolly but 1 caught it on a thistle.
I tore my woollen woolly and I couldn’t make it better
So I sheared myself a shaggy sheep to knit another sweater.

I knit a woolly sweater and then I did some more,
And in the end I had a pile of jumpers on the floor.
One was red with big blue spots, and one was pink and green,
The biggest brightest woolly jumpers I had ever seen.


Words and music © Simon Mayor & Hilary James
Illustrations by Hilary James

Sleepy Sheep