Click the notes below to hear
a Real Audio file of this song,
sung by the Austin Girls' Choir
One bright day in the middle of
Two dead boys got up to fight!
Back-to-back they faced each other,
Drew their swords, and shot each other!
A deaf policeman heard the noise,
Came and killed those two dead boys!
If you don't believe this lie is true,
Ask the blind man, because he saw it too.
---This anonymous poem was a favorite
of my friends and me, back in second grade (that's the 60's.) In 1991 I finally
set it to music, for children's choir and piano, and it has become a great
hit all over Texas. Don't you think it's about time that your choir
had fun singing "The Two Dead Boys"? Maybe at your upcoming Halloween concert?
THIS PIECE IS NOW PUBLISHED BY
here to see 9-year-old Clarissa Mata's 1.4
Meg illustration for the song.
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