Eight Davids

NOTE: This week is somewhat of an experiment for us. Each day we are using a new form of storytelling to tell the story of Gerald Ford’s Miniatures. (For anyone who wants to catch up, click the icons at the bottom of the page.) Today I am using a song. Because it is so short, I have written a bonus story today called “The Gravity of Eyes” which can be found on our Instagram page.

Eight Davids

by Woody Guthrie

The Fuhrer told me an’ the Master told me, too,

There’s all kinds of work that they can do:

Dry my dishes, sweep my floor,

And if they don’t do the dishes and they don’t sweep my floor

They’ll end up like Three, nevermore.

 

CHORUS:

So, One will work with a wiggle and a giggle,

And Two will work with a giggle and a grin.

And Four will work with a wiggle and a giggle,

And Five will work with a giggle and a grin.

 

My friends told me,

My brother told me, too,

Lots an’ lotsa work

That I can do

I can fix the lights

And wash the car

Do the laundry

Or fix the radio

But if I use my miniature

I won’t no more

 

CHORUS

 

The President said,

And my grandpaw, too,

There’s work, worka, work

For me to do.

I can paint my fence.

Mow your lawn.

But if I use my mini

Well, it shouldn’t take long. So

 

CHORUS

 

I tell Mama an’ Daddy,

Grampaw an’ Granmaw, too,

I tell my sister an’ my brother,

Lotsa work for me to do.

Tell my miniatures

Cause they’re me too

They won’t get tired and won’t grow old

And I’ll cut one’s throat so they don’t get bold

 

CHORUS

 

Six will work with a wiggle and a giggle,

Eight will work with a giggle and a grin.

Nine will work with a wiggle and a giggle,

Ten will work with a giggle and a grin.

With a wiggle and a giggle and a google and a goggle

And a jigger and a jagger and a giggle and a grin

 

Catch up on the story of Gerald Ford’s Miniatures here:

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