A Ballet-Dancing Truck Driver

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A Ballet-Dancing Truck Driver
Lyrics and Sample Pictures
Luana Mitten, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Excerpted, with permission from

z.jpg“A Ballet Dancing Truck Driver”
© Marcy Marxer, 2 Spoons Music, ASCAP, 1996

One day my grandma asked me,
“What do you want to be?”
I thought and thought and
thought some more
I want to be a truck driver
(I want to be a truck driver).

But as I was watching TV
I thought ballet’s the dance for me.
So now I know I want to be
A ballet dancing truck driver
(A ballet dancing truck driver).

Then I saw the Olympics,
So now I want to be
A runner racing—READY, SET, GO!
And a ballet dancing truck driver
(A ballet dancing truck driver).

Then we went to the circus,
So now I want to be
An elephant tamer—Sit here, please.
A runner racing—READY, SET, GO!
And a ballet dancing truck driver (
A ballet dancing truck driver).

Then we went to a restaurant,
So now I want to be
The finest cook—Soup’s on!
An elephant tamer—Sit here, please.
A runner racing—READY, SET, GO!
And a ballet dancing truck driver
(A ballet dancing truck driver).

I saw a new construction site,
So now I want to be
A carpenter nailing—tap, tap, tap.
The finest cook—Soup’s on!
An elephant tamer—Sit here, please.
A runner racing—READY, SET, GO!
And a ballet dancing truck driver
(A ballet dancing truck driver).

But I really do love numbers,
So now I’d like to be
A math teacher—2 and 2 is 4.
A carpenter nailing—tap, tap, tap.
The finest cook—Soup’s on!
An elephant tamer—Sit here, please.
A runner racing—READY, SET, GO!
And a ballet dancing truck driver
(A ballet dancing truck driver).

I looked up at the moon
And now I want to be
An astronaut—LIFT OFF!
A math teacher—2 and 2 is 4.
A carpenter nailing—tap, tap, tap.
The finest cook—Soup’s on!
An elephant tamer—Sit here, please!
A runner racing—READY, SET, GO!
And a ballet dancing truck driver
(A ballet dancing truck driver).

One day my grandma asked me,
“What do you want to be?”
I said, “I don’t know! There are so many interesting things to be!”
She said, “That’s OK! You have plenty of time to decide.
And besides, you have lots of good ideas! Like . . .”

An astronaut—LIFT OFF!
A math teacher—2 and 2 is 4.
A carpenter nailing—tap, tap, tap.
The finest cook—Soup’s on!
An elephant tamer—Sit here, please.
A runner racing—READY, SET, GO!
And a ballet dancing truck driver
(A ballet dancing truck driver).

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