Sleepy Sheep

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From the album A Big Surprise
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Sleepy Sheep

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?

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.

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