When Jelly Beans Are Criminal

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An anthem written to accompany Rev. Erika Hewett’s hilarious worship script, “The Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans” (from Story, Song and Spirit: Fun and Creative Worship for All Ages, available from the UUA Bookstore and elsewhere).

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An anthem written to accompany Rev. Erika Hewett’s hilarious worship script, “The Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans” (from Story, Song and Spirit: Fun and Creative Worship for All Ages, available from the UUA Bookstore and elsewhere). One copy of Director’s Score, as many copies as needed of the kazoo part, and permission to project lyrics are included with the purchase of five or more choral copies.

(Note: Kazoos are not included. For the premiere of this piece, we got a pack of 12 kazoos from Amazon for under 7 bucks that sounded gloriously silly….)

2-PART MIXED CHOIR WITH PIANO AND KAZOO ENSEMBLE
KEYWORDS: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, LEGISLATION, JUSTICE, COURAGE

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When Jelly Beans Are Criminal

LYRICS ©2011 DAVID M. GLASGOW (ASCAP)
PURCHASE PRINT MUSIC AT DAVIDMGLASGOW.COM

A jelly bean is just a piece of candy,
and reading never made a kid a brat.
Some fam’lies have a diff’rent count of moms or dads than others,
and there’s nothing wrong with that!

What’s true for you is all just fine and dandy,
but diff’rence is the sweetest spice of life.
And the fact that we are diff’rent doesn’t have to cause an episode
of silly, dweebish strife!

Oh, when jelly beans are criminal,
then kids and men and women’ll
cry out as one ‘til they annul the law!
‘Cause when the laws’re just plain silly,
then we know that we should really
join our voices in one song!

Now, some good laws are written to protect us,
and some are there to keep us safe at night.
But when somebody tries to write a law that isn’t fair,
then we should say, “Hey! That’s not right!”

Oh, when jelly beans are criminal,
then kids and men and women’ll
cry out as one ‘til they annul the law!
‘Cause when the laws’re just plain silly,
then we know that we should really
join our voices in one song!

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