i had a little beetle, so that beetle was his name
and i called him Alexander and he answered just the same
and i put him in a matchbox and i kept him all the day
but nanny let my beetle out and beetle ran away
she said she didn't mean it and i never said she did
she said she wanted matches and she just took off the lid
she said i mustn't worry and i really mustn't mind
that there's lots and lots of beetles thats she's certain we could find
said if we looked in all the places that a beetle might be near
and we made the kind of noises that a beetle likes to hear
then i heard a kind of something and i gave a sort of shout
it was a beetle house and Alexander beetle coming out
it was Alexander beetle i'm as certain as can be
and he had that kind of look as though he thought it might be me
and he had that kind of look as though he thought he ought to say
"i'm really very sorry that i tried to run away"
and nanny's very sorry too cause you know what she did
and she's writing Alexander very blackly on the lid
so nan and me are friends because it's difficult to catch
an excited Alexander you've mistaken for a match
One of the greatest singer/song-writers and the cutest song ever,
play this song to your little ones, they'll love it.
This is a rhythym version only. But if you can finger-pick like her
you should be able to make the most of this.
Comments, corrections and rating appreciated. Enjoy!