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Sippin' Cider Through a Straw
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Sippin' Cider Through a Straw is a popular American folksong.

Lyrics
The prettiest girl
(The prettiest girl)
I ever saw
(I ever saw)
Was sippin' ci-
(Was sippin' ci-)
Der through a straw,
(Der through a straw,)
The prettiest girl I ever saw
Was sippin' cider through a straw.

I told that gal
(I told that gal)
I didn't see how
(I didn't see how)
She sipped that ci-
(She sipped that ci-)
Der through a straw,
(Der through a straw,)
I told that gal I didn't see how
She sipped that cider through a straw.

Then cheek to cheek
(Then cheek to cheek)
And jaw to jaw
(And jaw to jaw)
We sipped that ci-
(We sipped that ci-)
Der through a straw,
(Der through a straw,)
Then cheek to cheek and jaw to jaw
We sipped that cider through a straw.

And now and then
(And now and then)
That straw would slip
(That straw would slip)
And I'd sip some ci-
(And I'd sip some ci-)
Der from her lip,
(Der from her lip,)
And now and then that straw would slip
And I'd sip some cider from her lip.

And now I've got
(And now I've got)
A mother-in-law
(A mother-in-law)
From sippin' ci-
(From sippin' ci-)
Der through a straw,
(Der through a straw,)
And now I've got a mother-in-law
From sippin' cider through a straw.

The moral of
(The moral of)
This little tale
(This little tale)
Is to sip your soda
(Is to sip your soda)
Through a pail,
(Through a pail,)
The moral of this little tale
Is to sip your soda through a pail!


Alternate Lyrics
The prettiest girl
(The prettiest girl)
I ever did saw
(I ever did saw)
Was sippin ci-
(Was sippen ci-)
Der through a straw,
(Der through a straw,)
The prettiest girl I ever did saw
Was sippin cider through a straw.

I sez to her
(I sez to her)
Whatcha doin' that fer
(Whatcha doin' that fer)
A sippin' ci-
(A sippin ci-)
Der through a straw,
(Der through a straw,)
I sez to her whatcha doin' that fer
A sippin' cider through a straw.

She sez to me
(She sez to me)
Why don't you know?
(Why don't you know?)
That sippin' ci-
(That sippin' ci-)
Der's on the go,
(Der's on the go,)
She sez to me why don't you know?
That sippin' cider's on the go.

So cheek to cheek
(So cheek to cheek)
And jaw to jaw
(And jaw to jaw)
We both sipped ci-
(We both sipped ci-)
Der through a straw,
Der through a straw,)
So cheek to cheek and jaw to jaw
We both sipped cider through a straw.

And as we sipped
(And as we sipped)
The straw did slip
(The straw did slip)
And I sipped ci-
(and I sipped ci-)
Der from her lips,
(Der from her lips,)
And as we sipped the straw did slip
and I sipped cider from her lips.

That's how I got
(That's how I got)
My mother-in-law
(My mother-in-law)
By sippin' ci-
(By sippin' ci-)
Der through a straw,
(Der through a straw,)
That's how I got my mother-in-law
By sippin' cider through a straw.

Now seventeen kids
(Now seventeen kids)
All call me "Pa"
(All call me "Pa")
As they sip ci-
(As they sip ci-)
Der through a straw,
(Der through a straw,)
Now seventeen kids all call me "Pa"
As they sip cider through a straw.

The moral of
(The moral of)
This little tale
(This little tale)
Is sip your ci-
(Is sip your ci-)
Der from a pail,
(Der from a pail,)
The moral of this little tale
Is sip your cider from a pail.



Free Printable Sheet Music

Sippin' Cider Through a Straw for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo


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