Tonight's party theme was "Alice in Wonderland", and my song was from the end, where Alice grows up very tall and realizes that a deck of cards isn't actually particularly threatening. It hasn't got a title yet (suggestions welcome). I'm really pleased with the melody, it came out well--a little Aimee Mannish, I think. I'll probably fiddle with the words some more, though, if I ever perform it again.
Am C A child sees the morning sun Dm All day Bb Child's play Am C G Em Fills the world she's always known Am C But the afternoon has come Dm It's all changed Bb All strange Am C G Em The child finds out that she has grown Am C Em G All on her own F G A my name is Alice C Am Say say playmate come and play with me F G Mother may I, Simon says C Am Down in the valley, one-two-three F G Ring o'Rosie, Jack be quick C Am Red rover, queen bee follow me Em G F Olly olly oxen free Am C Em G Olly oxen free She's amazed how far she sees Miles high In the sky The world spread out like toys below A million possibilities All new Things to do And now the child can't wait to go And say hello A my name is Alice... etc Carry on without her now Play the games All the same She wouldn't want it any other way She's grown too tall to be Living in Fantasy She'll find some other game to play And that's okay A my name is Alice... etc (repeat last line three times, and close on unresolved Em)