I’ve Been Working on My Homework

(Sung to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad")

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I’ve been working on my homework
all the live long day.
I’ve been working on my homework
even though it’s Saturday.
I can hardly keep from snoring.
Why’s homework have to be so boring?
I can hear my mother shouting…
Is your homework done?

Did you work all night?
Are your answers right?
Did you double-check your spelling too?
Will you pass the test?
You can have a rest
When your homework’s done.

Someone sells a chicken in China.
Someone buys the chicken in Ohio, oh.
How much is the chicken from China?
What’s the answer? I don’t know.

I’m screaming, three times seventy-five, oh.
Three times seventy-five, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Three times seventy-five, oh.
What’s the answer? I don’t know.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: School Poems, Super Silly Songs

Poetic Techniques: Lyric & Dramatic Poems


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