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  1. Best Friend

From the recording Best of Brooklyn Folk

Written and performed by John Henry Sheridan
Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Jason Hills
© John Henry Sheridan 2001
Coral Sound Music 2014

Lyrics

“Best Friend”

Can Johnny come out and play?
I know it's cold outside and the ground is ice
But I'm lonely and he's my only friend
And he stuck up for me when the kids were being mean in the schoolyard

Can Johnny come out and play?
I found some money on the ground
And I can split it with him
And we can go buy ice cream

Can Johnny come out and play?
I know it's snowing outside – we could build a snowman
Oh he's sick you say, well then can I come in?
My mom says it's ok - don't worry, I won't catch nothing from him

Please Mrs. So & So won't you tell him that I rang
And when he's free he can call me absolutely any time
Tell him I'll be writing a letter to my bestest friend
And can he guess to whom I'm sending it?

Please Mrs. So & So won't you tell him that I came
And on the way down the street I told everyone the name
Of the nicest person in the world, the coolest boy in town
I said that Johnny is my best friend and they all turned around
They all turned around

Can Johnny come out and play?
I just stopped at the store and bought a bat and ball
So we can go play baseball
Oh no I don't have a glove - it's ok, I'll just use my bare hands

Please Mrs. So & So won't you give him this information
He's invited to my party, it'll be just a small congregation
Just Mom, him and me, 'cos Daddy's on a long vacation
Somewhere out at sea or at least that's what Mommy told me

And I got a chocolate cake 'cos I know it's his favorite
Mom says she doesn't care if I eat 'til I burst
Oh please Mrs. So & So won't you pass on this invitation
If Johnny's not gonna be there, that would be the worst