A Place in the Choir lyrics

by Celtic Thunder

All God's creatures got a place in the choir,
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got now.

[Repeat Chorus]

Listen to the top where the little birds sings,
And the melodies and the high notes ringing,
And the hoot-owl cries over everything,
And the blackbird disagrees.

Singing in the night time singing in the day,
And the little duck quacks and he's on his way,
And the otter hasn't got much to say,
And the porcupine talks to himself.


Dogs and the cats, they take up the middle,
Where the honeybee hums and the cricket fiddles,
The donkey brays and the pony neighs,
And the old gray badger sighs.

Listen to the bass its the one on the bottom,
Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus,
Moans and groans with a big to-do,
And the old cow just goes moo.


Its a simple song little song everywhere,
By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear,
The dopey alligator and the hawk above,
The sly old weasel and the turtle dove.

[Chorus x3]

All God's creatures got a place in the choir...

Song Details

Celtic Thunder

Music & Lyrics: Bill Staines - American singer-songwriter & folk musician

Brief: A light-hearted look at the wide range of sounds made by all God's creatures great and small... they all have a voice and play an important role on our planet.

Category: Folk Song

Celtic Thunder: Originating from Ireland, they are a male singing group that began performing in 2007 and have taken the world by storm with their theatrical shows highlighting Celtic influences and backed by the Celtic Thunder Band.

Note: Although this is not an Irish Folk Song in the true sense, it has been embraced by a number of Irish performers over the years.

Covers: Celtic Thunder (featured), Liam Clancy, The Kerry Boys, Barleycorn, Molly Maguire, The Irish Mist, Patrick Feeney.

A Place In The Choir is featured on the album The Very Best of Celtic Thunder (Feb 2, 2011 )

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