Ready to Go

04:43
Miss Lynn
2008-10-21
Lynn Hickernell

Lyrics

I woke up one morning and opened my eyes And looked out the window to see a surprise While I was sleeping, during the night The grass was replaced with a blanket of white So I put on my long red underwear I put on my fuzzy grey socks And stood in front of my mother, and said, "I'm ready to go Out in the yard to play in the snow . . . " My mother said, "No." So . . . After I put on my long red underwear After I put on my fuzzy grey socks I put on my stripey green turtleneck I put on my woolly white sweater I put on my indigo blue jeans I put on my slippery purple snow pants I put on my heavy black coat And I put on my shiny yellow boots And stood in front of my mother, and said, "I'm ready to go out in the yard to play in the snow . . . " My mother said, "No." So . . . After I put on my long red underwear After I put on my fuzzy grey socks I put on my stripey green turtleneck I put on my woolly white sweater I put on my indigo blue jeans I put on my slippery purple snow pants I put on my heavy black coat And after I put on my shiny yellow boots I put on my warm aqua mittens I put on my fluorescent orange ski cap And stood in front of my mother, and said, "I'm ready to go out in the yard to play in the snow . . . " My mother said, "No." So . . . I took my candy-cane scarf that hangs down And wound it around, and around, and around, Until I just knew that she'd let me get going, Because my two eyes were the only things showing And I stood in front of my mother, and said, "Mmmmmm hmmmmmhmmmm hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm hmmmmmmm mmmmmmm Hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmm hmmmmmm hmmmmm . . . " My mother said, "What?" So I said a little louder, "Mmmmmm hmmmmmhmmmm hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm hmmmmmmm mmmmmmm Hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmm hmmmmmm hmmmmm . . . " My mother said, "What?" So I said a little louder, "Mmmmmm hmmmmmhmmmm hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm hmmmmmmm mmmmmmm Hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmm hmmmmmm hmmmmm . . . " My mother said, "What?" So . . . I took my candy-cane scarf that hangs down Unwound it, around, and around, and around, And I took off my fluorescent orange ski cap And I took off my warm aqua mittens And I took off my shiny yellow boots And I took off my heavy black coat And I took off my slippery purple snow pants And I took off my indigo blue jeans And I took off my woolly white sweater And I took off my stripey green turtleneck And I took off my fuzzy grey socks And I stood in front of my mother in my long red underwear, "I said . . . I was ready to go out in the yard to play in the snow." My mother said, "Oh! Do you still want to go?" I looked over at the pile of clothes and said, "No . . ." And I walked up the staircase, still shaking my head, And lifted the covers, and went back to bed.