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 the night,
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?


Click here to see 9-year-old Clarissa Mata's 1.4 Meg illustration for the song.

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