Ten Tiny Turtles On The Telephone...
for lack of a better title!
credited as "Ten Turtles"
by The Amazing Slim and His Country Turtlenecks
on the "The Count Counts!" album (see below)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ten tiny turtles on the telephone
Talking to the grocery man
"We would like some lettuce,
Please send us ten heads please,
And ten sweet potatoes
And ten rutabagas with the dimples on their knees.
And send us 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ten eggplants over easy
That's one of our little jokes ( ha ha ha )
Ten leafy, leafy collard greens
And please make sure they're washed!
Light up our eyes
Brighten our lives
With ten banana squash.
We'll need ten cans of black-eyed peas
They give you good strong muscles
Ten of those tasty sprouts
The ones that they call brussels
We'd also like ten mangos
They're the favorite of our sister Gert
And one last thing
Please do include ten apples for dessert!
Transcribed by the archive Webmistress Tiny Dancer
Originally released on the album
The Count Counts! The Count's Countdown Show from Radio 1-2-3 (1975)
Children's Records of America
available on the CD-ROM
and on the video
Sing Yourself Silly and on DVD