Name that tune...The "No" Song
March 23, 2007 8:55 PM Subscribe
Help me relive my childhood! When I was a kid, I loved this song, which I always called "The 'No' Song"...but what is it actually called, and who sings it?
posted by tomatofruit to media & arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've Googled the heck out of this one, but as the only lyrics I can really remember are the word "no" repeated many many times, it hasn't been very helpful.
The song has a few verses; each involves a kid asking Dad if they can do something ("Dad, can I smoke a cigarette?" "Dad, can I drive a car?"), and Dad replying with a bunch of reasons why they can't. The line "do as I say, and not as I do" was in there a couple of times. And then the chorus was the dad repeating "no" over and over again--I can remember the tune perfectly, but that's not much help in text. In the last verse the tables were turned somehow, though I can't remember how, and the kids were singing the chorus of "no"s while Dad yelled for them to come back.