Teddy Bear Song

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Barbara Fairchild

Barbara Fairchild (born November 12, 1950) is an American country and gospel music singer who is best known for her hit 1973 country song "The Teddy Bear Song." After the success of the song, she continued to have success on the country charts. more »

I wish I had button eyes and a red felt nose
A shaggy cotton skin and just one set of clothes
Sittin' on a shelf in a local department store
With no dreams to dream and nothin' to be sorry for

I wish I was a teddy bear
Not livin' or lovin' nor goin' nowhere
I wish I was a teddy bear
And I'm wishin' that I hadn't fallen in love with you

I wish I had a wooden heart and a sawdust mind
Then your memory wouldn't come around hurtin' all the time
I'd have a sewed-on smile and a painted twinkle in my eye
And I never would have ever had to learn how to cry


I wish I had a string you could pull to make me say
"Hi, I'm Teddy - ain't it a lovely day?"
Then I'd know every time I spoke the words were right
And none would know the mess I made of my life


And I'm wishin' that I hadn't fallen in love with you


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