The Gingerbread Man        Listen here!

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Run, run, run as fast as you can.

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You’ll never catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.

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I ran from the baker and his wife too.

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You’ll never catch me, not any of you.

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The baker made a boy one day

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Who leapt from the oven ready to play.

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He and his wife were ready to eat

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The gingerbread man who had run down the street.

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Run, run, run as fast as you can,

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You’ll never catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.

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I ran from the baker and his wife too.

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You’ll never catch me, not any of you.

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Then came a pig and cow and hare

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Who joined in the chase around the square.

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They were all hungry and ready to eat,

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But that gingerbread man was too quick on his feet.

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Run, run, run as fast as you can,

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You’ll never catch me, I’m the gingerbread man

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I ran from the baker and his wife too

E7                                     a
You’ll never catch me, not any of you

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He came to a pond that blocked his path

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And gingerbread men don’t like to bath.

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Out jumped a fox who said, “hop on,

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I will take you safely across the pond."

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Run, run, run as fast as you can.

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You’ll never catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.

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I ran from the baker and his wife too.

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You’ll never catch me, not any of you.

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He climbed up onto the fox’s back,

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Who licked his lips and wanted to snack.

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He climbed onto the fox’s head,

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Who loved the taste of gingerbread.

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Run, run, run as fast as you can.

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You’ll never catch me I’m the gingerbread man.

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He trusted the fox to help his plan

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And that was the end of the gingerbread man.


Copyright 2005 Shauna Tominey
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