Birds Do It. Bees Do It. Let’s Do It.

BEES DO IT! Exception to the Rule: The Boston Bees 1936-1940

BEES DO IT!
Exception to the Rule:
The Boston Bees
1936-1940

 

Ode To The 2015 Houston Astros

(A hopeful parody, and not a mere parody of that slippery slope that so often devours Houston Hope. If you are familiar with the verse/chorus transitional melodies, this little springtime aspirational expression is  singable to the score from Cole Porter’s classic musical call to action, “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love”.)

By Bill McCurdy

 

Birds do it
Bees do it
Orioles from Baltimore with fleas do it
Let’s do it, Astros, LET’S WIN THIS YEAR

Out in the west
All the best do it
Dodgers, Angels, A’s and even Snakes do it
Let’s do it, LET’S WIN THIS YEAR

The Yanks in old Amsterdam do it
Not to mention the Bums
Pirates and Reds do it,
Only Cubs live on crumbs

Some smaller teams
Without means do it
Bochy Giants out on Frisco Bay do it
Let’s do it, LET’S WIN THIS YEAR

Phillies and Twins
In rare sins do it
People say in Boston even beans do it
Let’s do it, LET’S WIN THIS YEAR

Tigers and Mets, ‘gainst all bets do it
Shocks the world every time
Florida fish do it
Then return to their slime.

In the Midwest, Cardinal crests do it
Two birds on a bat says clearly, “Let’s do it”
Let’s do it too, Houston
LET’S WIN THIS YEAR

In shallow shoals
Padre soles do it
D Rays in the privacy of bowls do it
Let’s do it, LET’S WIN THIS YEAR

Now if the birds and the bees and the trees can do it
Time for us to sneeze and squeeze and just plain do it
LET’S DO IT, ASTROS
LET’S WIN THIS YEAR

 

 

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7 Responses to “Birds Do It. Bees Do It. Let’s Do It.”

  1. Patrick Lopez Says:

    Great Lyrics,Astros need to do more song and dance on the field

  2. Becky Wyatt Says:

    Dr. Bill, more of your amazing talents! Thank you for sharing! Becky W.

  3. Tom Hunter Says:

    Cole Porter’s refrain was “Let’s fall in love,” and many of us made that “mistake” back in 1962. Also fitting is Alexander Pope’s “An Essay on Man”:

    Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
    Man never is, but always to be blessed;
    The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
    Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

    Go ‘Stros.

    • Rick B. Says:

      As far as falling in love with the Astros is concerned, maybe a bit of Tennyson’s “In Memoriam” would be apropos:

      I hold it true, whate’er befall;
      I feel it when I sorrow most.
      ‘Tis better to have loved and lost
      Than never to have loved at all.

      That sentiment especially applies to the 2005 NL pennant-winning team, as far as I’m concerned. At least they finally made it to the World Series that time before they broke our hearts again.

    • Bill McCurdy Says:

      Larry Dierker wanted to leave the following comment on the “hope springs eternal” line”, but couldn’t get it to register from his computer:

      “The hope that springs eternal in the human breast rests upon the thought that if only Casey could get a whack at that. But we all know what happened to him.” – Larry Dierker

  4. neal brown Says:

    Cute! Like your poetry!

  5. Anthony Cavender Says:

    Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.

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