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"If I Only Had a Brain" was written by Harburg, E.y./arlen, Harold.
"If I Only Had a Brain" was written by Harburg, E.y./arlen, Harold.

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See, I cant scare anybody
They come from miles around to laugh in my face and eat in my field
Said a scarecrow, swinging on a pole to some blackbirds
Sittin on a fence, "Oh, the Lord gave me a soul
But forgot to give me common sense"

Said the blackbirds, "Well, well, well
What the thunder would you do with common sense?"
Said the scarecrow, "Would be pleasin just to reason out the reason
Of the wishes and the whyness and the whence"

If I had an once of common sense
(If he had an ounce of common sense)
Well, what would you do, scarecrow?)

I would while away the hours conferin with the flowers
Consultin with the rain and my head, Id be scratchin
While my thoughts were busy hatchin
If I only had a brain

Id unravel every riddle, for every individle in trouble or in pain
With the thoughts Id be thinkin
I could be another Lincoln
If I only had a brain

Oh, I could tell you why the oceans near the shore
I could think of things I never thought before
Then Id sit and think some more

I would not be just a nothin
My head all full of stuffin, my heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry, life would be a dingle derry
If I only had a brain

If I only had a brain
(If he only had a brain)

I could tell you why the oceans near the shore
I could think of things I never thought before
And then Id sit and think some more

Ya, it would be kind of pleasin to reason out the reason
For the things I cant explain
Then perhaps Id deserve you and be even worthy of you
If I only had a brain

I could dance and by merry, life would be a dingle derry
If I only had a brain
If I only had a brain
(If he only had a brain)

Songwriters
HARBURG, E.Y./ARLEN, HAROLD

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