If I only had a brain
Originally from the Wizard of Oz

Ok, this song was SO MUCH FUN to make! I actually played the Scarecrow in a community production of the Wizard of Oz once upon a time, which was also super fun. Way fun stories from that, maybe ill add some later.

But anyway, one morning or night I was laying in bed, and this song popped into my head, and I thought, “I could totally make an acapella version of this!!” I even made up the little blurb at the end while in bed. The beginning part most people don’t recognize cuz it's not in the movie, but in the play, some ravens come sing and dance with me, er, the scarecrow. The middle dialogue is actually a dance break, but a dance break is boring to listen to! So I added dialogue! It's actually adapted from a conversation Dorothy has with the Scarecrow when they first meet, and I threw it in here haha. Anyway enjoy!


Said a scarecrow sittin’ on a pole
To a blackbird sittin’ on a fence
Oh the lord gave me a soul, but!
Forgot to give me common sense

Said the blackbird ‘well well well
What in thunder would you do with common sense?”

Said the scarcrow t’would be pleasin’
Just to reason out the reason
Of the whichness and the whyness
and the whence!
If I had an ounce of common sense!

I could while away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head, I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.

I'd unravel ev'ry riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain
With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
You could be another Lincoln,
If you only had a brain.

Oh, I could tell you why
The ocean's near the shore,
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more.

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain.
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain

B1: well now hold on a minute, this guy wants a brain?
B2: well of course he wants a brain!! Doesn’t everyone?
B1: well if he doesn’t have a brain, how’s he do all this talkin’?
B2: well I don’t know… but some people without brains do an awful lot of talkin’!

Gosh it would be awful pleasin’
To reason out the reason
Of things I cant explain
Then perhaps I’d deserve ya
And be even worthy erv ya
If I only had a brain!

I want to know ev’rything of ya
You are such a gorgeous dove
I think it doesn’t take a brain
For me to know I really luv ya!”

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