Good Old Words (Available on the Rufus the Unicorn CD)
Words and Music © 2016 Kayte Deioma, ASCAP
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Galoshes is a good word they used to use before,
But nobody calls them galoshes anymore.
Now we call them rain boots or rubber overshoes,
But I like to call them galoshes! Galoshes! Galoshes!

Bumbershoot's a good word they used to use before,
But nobody calls it a bumbershoot any more
Now it's an umbrella or a parasol,
But I like to call it a bumbershoot!
A bumbershoot! A bumbershoot!

Cattywampus is a good word they used to use before,
But nobody says cattywampus anymore.
Now we say it's crooked, it's broken or messed up,
But I like to say cattywampus! Cattywampus! Cattywampus!

Flabbergasted is a good word they used to use before,
But nobody says flabbergasted any more.
Now we say surprised or shocked or even blown away.
But I like to say flabbergasted! Flabbergasted! Flabbergasted!

Bridge:
New words are made up every day, and old words can get lost.
Some words are just fun to say,
So good old words are here to stay.  
But some words are just fun to say, so Good Old Words are here to stay.

Hither is a good word we used to use before,
But nobody says come hither any more.
Now we say come here, or get yourself over here right this instant!
But I like to say come hither! Come hither! Come hither!

Skedaddle is a good word they used to use before,
But nobody says skedaddle any more.
Now we say to go, to leave, get out of here.
But I like to say skedaddle! Skedaddle! Skedaddle!
And now it's time to skedaddle!

© 2016 Kayte Deioma