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Uncle Gutenberg was a bookworm and he lived on Charing Cross
The memory of his volumes brings a smile
He would read me lots of stories when he wasn't on the sauce
Now I'd like to share the wisdom of my favourite bibliophile
She said a cover is not the book so open it up and take a look
'Cos under the covers one discovers that the king may be a crook
Chapter titles are like signs and if you read between the lines
You'll find your first impression was mistook for a cover is nice
But a cover is not the book
Mary Poppins
Could you give us an example?
Certainly
Nellie Rubina was made of wood
But what could not be seen was though her trunk up top was barren
Well her roots were lush and green so in Spring
When mister Hickory saw her blossoms blooming there
He took root despite her bark and now there's seedlings everywhere
Which proves a cover is not the book
Which proves a cover is not the book so open it up and take a look so open it up and take a look
'Cos under the covers one discovers
'Cos under the covers one discovers that the king may be a crook that the king may be a crook
Chapter titles are like signs
And if you read between the lines you'll find your first impression
You'll find your first impression was mistook
Was mistook for a cover is nice
For a cover is nice but a cover is not the book but a cover is not the book
Should we do the one about the wealthy widow?
Oh by all means
Well go on then
Always loved that one
Lady Hyacinth Macaw brought all her treasures to a reef
Where she only wore a smile
Plus two feathers and a leaf
So no one tried to rob her 'cos she barely wore a stitch
For when you're in your birthday suit
There ain't much there
There ain't much there to show you're rich to show you're rich
Oh a cover is not the book so open it up and take a look
Oh a cover is not the book so open it up and take a look 'cos under the covers 'cos under the covers
One discovers that the king maybe a crook
One discovers that the king maybe a crook ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ru-ra-la ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ru-ra-la
Ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ra-ta-ta you'll find your first
Ta-ru-ra-lee ta-ra-ta-ta you'll find your first impression was mistook impression was mistook
Ya-da-da-da
For a cover is nice
For a cover is nice but a cover is not the book but a cover is not the book
Oh give us the one about the dirty rascal why don't ya?
Isn't that one a bit long?
Well the quicker you're into it the quicker you're out of it
Once upon a time in a nursery rhyme there was a castle with a king
Hiding in a wing 'cos he never went to school to learn a single thing
He had scepters and swords and a parliament of Lords but on the inside he was sad
Egad because he never had a wisdom for numbers a wisdom for words
Though his crown was quite immense his brain was smaller than a bird's
So the queen of the nation made a royal proclamation to the Missus and the Messers
The more or lessers bring me all the land's professors then she went to
The hair dressers and they came from the east and they came from the south
From each college they poured knowledge from their brains into
His mouth but the king couldn't learn so each professor met their fate
For the queen had their heads removed and placed upon the gate
And on that date
I state their wives all got a note
Their mate was now the late-great but then suddenly one day
A stranger started in to sing he said I'm the dirty rascal and I'm here to teach the king
And the queen clutched her jewels for she hated royal fools but this fool
Had some rules they really ought to teach in schools like you'll be a happy king
If you enjoy all the things you've got should never try to be the kind of person
That you're not so they sang and they laughed for the king had found a friend
And they ran onto a rainbow for the story's perfect end so the moral is you musn't let
The outside be the guide for it's not so cut and dried well unless it's Doctor Jekyll
Then you better hide petrified
No the truth can't be denied as I now have testified
All that really counts and matters is the special stuff inside
He did it
Oh a cover is not the book so open it up and take a look
Oh a cover is not the book so open it up and take a look 'cos under the covers 'cos under the covers
One discovers that the king may be a crook
One discovers that the king may be a crook so please listen to
What we've said
And open up a book
Tonight in bed so one more time before so one more time
Before we get the hook we get the hook
Sing it out strong
Please take our advice
Or you'll pay the price
But a cover is not the book
But a cover is not the book

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