Little Home Computer

Lyrics © 1985 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa. To the tune of ``The Holly and the Ivy'' (traditional)

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G C G
  My little home  com puter
C G
Is wonderful  to  see
C G D G C G
With  the  spinn ing  of its little  floppy  disk
D7 G C G D7 G
And  the  glow ing  R   T.
I got a home computer
'Twas on a Christmas day.
At first I didn't like it
But I guess it's here to stay.

The instructions for my computer
Are written, if you please,
In a mixture of Middle English
And pidgin Japanese.
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My computer can play music,
It warbles like a bird
That's got drunken on fermented berries--
Wierdest thing you ever heard.

My computer it draws pictures
On its little TV screen.
Most expensive box of fingerpaints
Anyone has ever seen.
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Oh to use a home computer
Is as easy as can be;
Any ten-year-old can get it right.
Wonder what is wrong with me.

I can't program my computer
It does only what I say.
I only wish that I could write a program
That would make it go away.
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