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Cousin Caterpillar

Cousin Caterpillar
(Mike Heron)

My cousin has great changes coming:
One day he'll wake with... wings.
My cousin has great changes coming:
One day he'll wake with... wings.

Do-da do-da-di do-da-di do-da,
Do-da do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da.

Cousin Caterpillar, seven pairs of legs for you.
Cousin Caterpillar, can you tell me what they do?
Well all that I can say Is that they seem to help some way
To pull my little body along.
...To pull my little body along.

Well first I didn't know their use
But worrying you only lose,
So I said I love you and I love what you do:
Come on, do your thing.

Do-da do-da-di do-da-di do-da,
Do-da do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da.

Cousin Caterpillar, white and silky threads for you.
Cousin Caterpillar, can you tell me what they do?

Well all that I can say Is that they seem to help some way
To pull my little body along. ...To pull my little body along.

Well first I didn't know their use
But worrying you only lose,
So I said I love you and I love what you do:
Come on, do your thing.

Do-da do-da-di do-da-di do-da,
Do-da do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da.
My cousin, as you see, Takes his changes easily.
O happy we, Could we take each change so easily.

Then all that we could say
Is that it would seem to help some way
To pull our little bodies along.
...To pull our little bodies along.

Well first we wouldn't know their use
But worrying we'd only lose,
So we say I love you and I love what you do:
Come on, do your thing.

Do-da do-da-di do-da-di do-da,
Do-da do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da-di do-da.

My cousin has great changes coming:
One day he'll wake with... wings.
My cousin has great changes coming:
One day he'll wake with... wings.

[The Incredible String Band: The Big Huge, 1968]

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