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Little Goodnight

Jimmy met Mary on the fourth of July
Independance Day, you shoulda seen her brown eyes
She came up from behind and started tugging on his coat, uh huh
When his fireworks blew she was pushing like a tugboat

Nine months later they had a little stripe
She was pretty as the sun so they named her Little Goodnight
Now Little Goodnight she couldn't sleep too well uh uh
And every night half the neighborhood could hear Jim and Mary tell her

CHORUS:
They said go to sleep baby don't cry count sheep
your mother and I cant keep it up if we don't get some sleep
Goodnight, Little Goodnight Little Goodnight

Little Goodnight started staying up a lot
With her big baby blues wide open like a rimshot
Jim and Mary thought parenthood was supposed to be a joy uh huh
They started thinking bad thoughts started acted kinda paranoid

Well they took her the doctor they took her to the nurse
There were potions recommended just like it was some kinda curse
Jim and Mary loved Little Goodnight so much uh huh
But without those REMs, they felt like they were losing touch

REPEAT CHORUS

You'll leave school one of these days
'have children of your own to raise
In casual or business dress
We have high hopes for you but Little Goodnight
first you need some rest
Now go to sleep!

Now there's a woman on the street
She's wrapped up in a blanket
Clutching a portable tapedeck
She's just about to crank it
She's listening to a song by Miss Diana Ross uh huh
Singing dreams can come true
Jim and Mary keep their fingers crossed

REPEAT CHORUS