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Intro: G C D

G                               C
The flower said "I wish I was a tree"
C                             D
The tree said "I wish I could be
D
a different kind of tree"
G
The cat wished that it was a bee
G
The turtle wished that it could fly
C
Really high into the sky
D
Over rooftops and then dive
G
Deep into the sea


G
And in the sea there is a fish
C
a fish that has a secret wish
D
a wish to be a big cactus 
G
With a pink flower on it
G
And in the sea there is a fish
C
a fish that has a secret wish
D
a wish to be a big cactus 
G
With a pink flower on it


G
And the flower 
C
Would be it's offering
D
Of love
G
To the desert
G
And the desert
C
So dry and lonely
D                                     G
That the creatures all appreciate the effort


G
Et le jackalope a dit -And the jackalope said-
C
"Je voudrais etre un yeti -I wish I was a yeti-
D
Pour voler dans le nuit -to steal into the night-
G
Et m'en aller loin d'ici" -and then go far from here-
G
Mais le yeti a dit -But the yeti said-
C
"Je voudrais etre un monstre marin -I would like to be a sea monster-
D
Pour pouvoir rentre dans le mer -To dive into the sea-
G
De tous les requins" -Of all the sharks-


G                                      C
And the rattlesnake said "I wish I had hands
C                         D
So I could hug you like a man"
D
And then the cactus said
G
"Don't you understand?
G
My skin is covered with sharp spikes
C
That'll stab you like a thousand knives
D                              G  
a hug would be nice but hug my flower with your eyes"


G                               C
The flower said "I wish I was a tree"
C                             D 
The tree said "I wish I could be
D          
a different kind of tree"
G
The cat wished that it was a bee
G
The turtle wished that it could fly
C
Really high into the sky
D
Over rooftops and then dive
G
Deep into the sea


G
And in the sea there is a fish
C
a fish that has a secret wish
D
a wish to be a big cactus 
G
With a pink flower on it
G
And in the sea there is a fish
C
a fish that has a secret wish
D
a wish to be a big cactus 
G
With a pink flower on it


G
And the flower
C
Would be it's offering
D
Of love
G
To the desert
G
And the desert
C
So dry and lonely 
D                                     G
That the creatures all appreciate the effort

Outro: G C D G G C D G
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5 Comments

  1. IrelynPancake

    I am seeing Kimya in concert in August. Such an easy song!

  2. Snickerdoodle2.0

    I played this cause of kickthepj

  3. I love this song and it’s so easy on the uke!

  4. This song is GREAT for a beginner. It’s so much fun to play on the ukulele, and the lyrics are so cute. I got my very first ukulele three days ago, and I’ve already mastered this song- it’s that easy. I definitely recommend it for beginners.

  5. Thanks so much for posting this!! Great song and the chords are just right.

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