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Don't Be a Dodo: A children's song about some simple character qualities that'll keep you from being a dodo.
Posted by Douglas, Jul 16, 2012. 1246 views. ID = 5761

Don't Be a Dodo

Posted by Douglas, Jul 16, 2012. 1246 views. ID = 5761
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Okay, this one really needs some explanation. Most of the ventriloquism "shows" I do (with my puppet Jeorge the dodo bird) are at churches, and consequently Jeorge sings songs like "Jesus Loves Me" or "Jesus Loves the Little Children."

But once in awhile I get asked to do a non-church show, and of course they don't want me to do those sorts of songs. But I still want to be able to present some of the basic moral principles of the Bible, even if I never mention where they're from.

A year ago I preached a children's message in which I took John the Baptist's instructions to his listeners and boiled it down into 5 basic instructions, which I gave to the children as:

Be generous.
Don't be a cheater.
Don't be a bully.
Don't be a liar.
Be satisfied with what you have.

So even though you can see that this song never mentions John the Baptist, it still teaches those 5 principles.

And now the explanation is as long as the song, so I'll stop typing now. :D
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The world is filled with dodos and
Not all are dodo birds
So listen well, and hear us tell
These simple dodo words:

"If you have got enough to eat,
And know someone who's needy
Don't hoard your stuff, be generous,
And nevermore be greedy.

"When you have got a job to do,
In work or play or school,
Don’t be a cheat, 'cause it’s not neat
To ever break the rules."


So don't be a dodo, No, don't be a dodo,
Oh, don't be a dodo, unless you're a dodo bird!
So don't be a dodo, No, don't be a dodo,
Oh, don't be a dodo, unless you're a dodo bird!
No, don't be a dodo, unless you're a dodo bird!


"Don't be a bully to your friends
Don't make an ugly scene.
For it provokes the other folks
Whenever you act mean.

"And speak the truth, don't ever lie
About your foes or friends,
Or they will be your enemies
And never make amends.

"Though some folks have a pile of stuff
A plane, a car, a yacht,
Just be content with what you're sent;
Be glad for what you've got."


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Comments


Jeff Howe
Aug 17, 2012
I haven't heard this one, Doug, from what I recall. But it actually goes along quite well with the sermon topics we've been hearing recently. Enjoyed the message in your dodo sermonette.

   ~Posted by Jeff Howe, Aug 17, 2012

Trent
Sep 3, 2012
DOUG'S DODO SERMONETTE:
The true life story of a man who played with puppets and lived for God.

It has AUTOBIOGRAPHY written all over it.
   ~Posted by Trent, Sep 3, 2012



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