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Beethoven's Wig

I Can’t Sleep

from Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics

Music: Brahms’ Lullaby (Wiegenlied, Op. 49-4), Brahms
Lyrics: Richard Perlmutter

I can’t sleep
I can’t sleep
There’s a fly in my bedroom

And it’s buzzing all around
That’s the reason I can’t sleep

Wish it would let me be
And would not make a peep
But it flies over me
And that’s why I can’t sleep

I can’t sleep
I can’t sleep
There’s a fly on my finger

Now it’s crawling up my arm
That’s the reason I can’t sleep

If it would fly away
I could start counting sheep
But that fly’s here to stay
And that’s why I can’t asleep

I can’t sleep
I can’t sleep
There’s a fly on my pillow

And it’s humming it in my ear
And that’s why I cannot sleep

But I dream that the fly
Has a voice soft and deep
Singing Brahms Lullaby
I am fine’ly asleep

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updated: 6 years ago