Song – What Are Folks Made Of

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Melody Trails Music

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RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • None

LYRIC

What Are Folks Made Of

What are little boys made of (whistle)
What are little boys made of (whistle)
They’re made of piggins and pails
And little dog tails
That’s what are little boys made of (whistle)

What are little girls made of (whistle)
What are little girls made of (whistle)
They’re made of sugar and spice
And ev’rything nice
That’s what are little girls made of (whistle)

What are young men made of (whistle)
What are young men made of (whistle)
They’re made of thorns and briars
And they’re all bad liars
That’s what are young men made of (whistle)

What are young women made of (whistle)
What are young women made of (whistle)
They’re made of powder and paint
Till they look like they ain’t
That’s what are young women made of (whistle)

What are old men made of (whistle)
What are old men made of (whistle)
They’re made of whiskey and brandy
And anything that’s handy
And that’s what are old men made of (whistle)

What are old women made of (whistle)
What are old women made of (whistle)
They’re made of moans and groans
An old bag of bones
That’s what are old women made of (whistle)

What are little babies made of (whistle)
What are little babies made of (whistle)
They’re made of milk and honey
And a little white bunny
That’s what are little babies made of (whistle)

Words and new music adaptation by Bob Gibson
© Melody Trials

What Are Folks Made Of

by Bob Gibson | Offbeat Folksong