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The Tubby The Tuba Song

The Tubby The Tuba Song lyrics

Tubby the Tuba – lyrics were written by Paul Tripp and music composed by George Kleinsinger. The original recording featured Tripp’s narration. The second recording, released on the Decca label, was sung by Danny Kaye.

There once was a band, best in the land
Everybody said, oh my, they’re grand
But oh, how they laughed when the tuba went by
With an oompah pah, and a great big sigh

Tubby the tuba, puffing away
Never had a tune to play
Always dreamed he’d sing a song
Instead of puffing all day long

With his oompah, oom pah pah, oom pah, oompah pah pah
Tubby said, oh gosh, oh gee, wish I had a melody
I’d be better off I know, if I didn’t have to blow
This oompah, oom pah pah, oompah, oom pah pah

Then a friendly frog came by
And said, now Tubby don’t you cry
Take my bullfrog serenade
And you’ll be the star of the big parade

Tubby sang the song so grand
Now he’s leader of the band
He’s as famous as can be
With Tubby the tuba’s melody

Then a friendly frog came by
And said, now Tubby don’t you cry
Take my bullfrog serenade
And you’ll be the star of the big parade

Tubby sang the song so grand
Now he’s leader of the band
He’s as famous as can be
With Tubby the tuba’s melody
Tubby the tuba’s melody