I'M GONNA BE (WE HAVE SUNG 500 DAYS)

(by Will Quale & Ben Fink, with apologies to The Proclaimers)


When it's two bells, well we know we're gonna sing
  We're gonna sing right on the green in Montague
When it's raining, well we know we're gonna sing
  We're gonna sing Hey Rain right here in Montague
When it rains hard, well we know we're gonna sing
  Slightly dry on the church porch in Montague
And when it's snowing, bring the Sheffield carols out--
  We'll stomp the snow flat on the green in Montague

    Now we have sung five hundred days and
    We'd sing five hun-dred more, too, just to
    Be with friends who'd sing a thousand
    Days right here in Montague

When it's New Years, well we know we're gonna sing
  We're gonna sing I Will Survive in Montague
When the day's won, well we know we're gonna sing
  Inauguration Hymn and dance in Montague
On your birthday, well of course we're gonna sing
  We're gonna sing and eat some cake to honor you
Through pandemics, insurrections, and in all our darkest hours
  We're gonna sing Hope Lingers On in Montague

    Now we have sung five hundred days and
    We'd sing five hun-dred more, too, just to
    Be with friends who'd sing a thousand
    Days right here in Montague

		[2x:]
		Da da da (da da da)
		Da da da (da da da)
		Da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da da

When melancholy, well we know we're gonna sing
  Let Union Be and jump for joy in Montague
On the full moon, well we know we're gonna sing
  With coyotes, owls, and whippoorwills -- A-OOOOOOO!
For tractors, libraries, or froggies, or for grief for absent friends
  We know we'll always find a song in Montague
And when it's three bells, well we know we're gonna sing
  We're gonna sing Loud Are The Bells Of Montague

    Now we have sung five hundred days and
    We'd sing five hun-dred more, too, just to
    Be with friends who'd sing a thousand
    Days right here in Montague
	
		[4x:]
		Da da da (da da da)
		Da da da (da da da)
		Da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da da

    Now we have sung five hundred days and
    We'd sing five hun-dred more, too, just to
    Be with friends who'd sing a thousand
    Days right here in Mo-n- ta-a- -gue


recording: The Proclaimers (original song) [YouTube]