I Met a Bear

This is an Echo Song –the group repeats each line and then each verse is sung all together.
The other day.
I met a bear
A great big bear
A way up there.
He looked at me
I looked at him
He sized up me
I sized up him.
He said to me
Why don’t you run
I see you ain’t
Got any gun.
And so I ran
Away from there
But right behind
Me was that bear
Ahead of me
There was a tree
A great big tree
O glory be!
The nearest branch
Was ten feet up
I had to jump
And trust my luck.
And so I jumped
Into the air
But I missed that branch
A way up there.
Now don’t you fret
And don’t your frown
For I caught that branch
On my way back down.
That’s all there is
There ain’t no more
Unless I meet
That bear once more.
And so I met
That bear once more
He was a rug
On my bedroom floor.