C
The other day -The other day-

I met a bear -I met a bear-
            G7
A great big bear -A great big bear-
          C
A way out there -A way out there-
                      F
The other day I met a bear
            G7             C
A great big bear a way out there


         C
And so I ran -And so I ran-

Away from there -Away from there-
            G7
But right behind -But right behind-
            C
Me was that bear -Me was that bear-
                       F
And so I ran away from there
            G7               C
But right behind me was that bear


         C
Ahead of me -Ahead of me-

There was a tree -There was a tree-
            G7
A great big tree -A great big tree-
          C
Oh, glory be -Oh, glory be-
                        F
Ahead of me there was a tree
            G7              C
A great big tree, oh, glory be


            C
The nearest branch -The nearest branch-

Was ten feet up -Was ten feet up-
            G7
I’d have to jump -I’d have to jump-
             C
And trust my luck -And trust my luck-
                                F
The nearest branch was ten feet up
            G7                C
I’d have to jump and trust my luck


         C
And so I jumped -And so I jumped-

Into the air -Into the air-
                  G7
But I missed that branch -But I missed that branch-
         C
A way up there -A way up there-
                         F
And so I jumped into the air
                  G7              C
But I missed that branch a way up there


              C
Now don’t you fret -Now don’t you fret-

Now don’t you frown -Now don’t you frown-
                     G7
‘Cause I caught that branch -‘Cause I caught that branch-
                C
On the way back down -On the way back down-
                                  F
Now don’t you fret, now don’t you frown
                     G7                     C
‘Cause I caught that branch on the way back down


            C
This is the end -This is the end-

There ain’t no more -There ain’t no more-
         G7
Unless I meet -Unless I meet-
               C
That bear once more -That bear once more-
                                F
This is the end, there ain’t no more
         G7                  C
Unless I meet that bear once more
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