Little Bunny Foo Foo

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played occasionally by the Grateful Dead as an instrumental 'tuning'. But Brent once sung some of the lyrics (on 3 May 1987 - thanks to Norbert Jung for pointing this out to me):

Little Bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head

Down came the good fairy and she said

"Little Bunny Foo Foo
I don't want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head"
"Little Bunny Foo Foo" is a children's song, of unknown origin. The full version goes something like:
Little Bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin' 'em on the head

Down came the good fairy and she said

"Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don't want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin' 'em on the head
I'll give you three chances
And if you don't behave
I'll turn you into a goon"

The next day

Little Bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin' 'em on the head

Down came the good fairy and she said

"Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don't want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin' 'em on the head
I'll give you two more chances
And if you don't behave
I'll turn you into a goon"

The next day

Little Bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin' 'em on the head

Down came the good fairy and she said

"Little Bunny Foo Foo
I don't want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin' 'em on the head
I'll give you one more chance
And if you don't behave
I'll turn you into a goon"

The next day

Little Bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin' 'em on the head

Down came the good fairy and she said

"Little Bunny Foo Foo
I don't want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And boppin' 'em on the head
I gave you three chances
And you didn't behave
Now you're a goon! POOF!"

The moral of the story is
HARE TODAY, GOON TOMORROW

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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