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Corner Grocery Store is a song from Raffi's album The Corner Grocery Store. It's similar to a song called "Quartermaster's Store".

Lyrics[]

There was cheese, cheese
Walking on its knees
In the store, in the store
There was cheese, cheese
Walking on its knees
In the corner grocery store

My eyes are dim, I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me
I have not brought my specs with me

There were plums, plums
Twiddling their thumbs
In the store, in the store
There were plums, plums
Twiddling their thumbs
In the corner grocery store

My eyes are dim, I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me
I have not brought my specs with me

There was corn, corn
Blowing on a horn
In the store, in the store
There was corn, corn
Blowing on a horn
In the corner grocery store

There were beans, beans
Trying on some jeans
In the store, in the store
There were beans, beans
Trying on some jeans
In the corner grocery store

My eyes are dim, I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me
I have not brought my specs with me

There was more, more
Just inside the door
In the store, in the store
There was more, much more
Just inside the door...
In the corner grocery store!

Trivia[]

  • The 1979 album version plays in F whereas the 1984 video version plays in G. Raffi also sings additional verses in the video version as listed.
    • "There were flies, flies baking apple pies"
    • "There were rats, rats big as baseball bats"
  • In fact, even the girl in pigtails in the audience does sign language on "I have not brought my specs with me" at one point.

Video[]

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Corner Grocery Store

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