Henrietta

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There was once a little earthworm in a garden in the dirt
Her name was Henrietta and it was her favorite place on earth.
There were orange carrots and yellow squash with long and thin green stripes
Bright flowers and tomatoes of every shape and size

Like earthworms everywhere she tunneled back and forth all day
in the dirt below the garden in an earthworm's special way
But Henrietta didn't feel special and she always wore a frown
She was sure that she’d be special if she lived above the ground

Back and forth the earthworms wiggled happy as could be
Except for Henrietta for she really could not see
how wiggling and making tunnels was special and way cool
There were so many other things that she would rather do.

If she were a bumblebee she could buzz around all day
pollinating the flowers in a bee's special way
And keep the flowers growing all beautiful and bright
That would be much cooler than tunneling all night

If she were a ladybug she could fly around all day
and eat the harmful bugs in her very special way
The veggies in the garden could ripen all day long
And the children who ate them would grow up big and strong.

Back and forth the earthworms wiggled happy as could be
Except for Henrietta for she really could not see
how wiggling and making tunnels was special and way cool
There were so many other things that she would rather do.

One morning Henrietta heard the sound of little feet
She wiggled up to the garden to see what she could see
“Eeewwww a worm!” cried a girl and she jumped into the sky
Henrietta curled into a ball and she began to cry,

“Children” said a kindly voice, "treat earthworms with great care
For they wiggle and their tunnels mix the soil and the air
Their poop then acts as fertilizer", and the kids all thought, “How cool.”
And turning to each other they cried out "Earthworms Rule!"

Back and forth the earthworm wiggled as happy as could be
For little Henrietta finally could see
how wiggling and making tunnels was special and quite cool
And there was nothing else that Henrietta would rather do.

And little Henrietta was as happy as could be
And little Henrietta was as happy as could be

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from Treehouse, track released May 21, 2014
Lyrics: T.Forti / J.Arquin / J.Forti. Music: J.Arquin / J.Forti. Vocals: J.Forti / J.Arquin. Percussion: J.Forti Ukulele: J.Arquin

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