Changing the Baby

Lyrics © 1986 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa. To the tune of ``Waltzing Matilda''.

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  Once there was a  mother,  sitting in the  cit park,
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Her baby was starting to cry  and  com plain,
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And she  sang as she  sat, and  fumbled in her  dia per  bag
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``It's time for  chang ing  the  ba by  ag ain.''
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  Changing the baby,  changing the  ba by
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  It's time for  chang ing the ba by  ag ain,
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And she  sang as she  sat and  fumbled in her  dia per  bag,
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It's time for  chang ing  the  ba by  ag ain.
Along came a wizard, who said ``I think that I can help.''
He thumbed through his books and took notes with his pen,
Then he smiled and went ``Zap!'' and the baby changed into a frog.
It's time for changing the baby again.

``You fool!'' shrieked the mother, ``Now change my baby back at once!
You ought to have known that was not what I meant.''
``Relax,'' said the wizard, ``I've dealt with side-effects before.
It's time for changing the baby again.''

The wizard bent down, and kissed the froggy on the nose,
The froggy changed back to a baby again,
Then he croaked in amazement, and changed into a frog himself,
It's time for changing the baby again.

``Kiss me!'' he cried, ``And save me from an awful fate
``Perhaps,'' said the mother, ``But I don't know when,
Right now I'm busy, just listen to my baby cry...
It's time for changing the baby again.''