Cookie-tin Banjo Lyrics THE LION

Benjamin Scheuer
THE LION the Musical - Cookie-tin Banjo Lyrics

Song from "The Lion" is titled "Cookie-tin Banjo" and is written and performed by songwriter Benjamin Scheuer.

My father has an old guitar and he plays me folk songs
My father has an old guitar and he plays me folk songs
There is nothing I want more than to play like him
He goes to the basement and builds me a cookie-tin banjo
He builds me a cookie-tin banjo the strings are made of rubber bands
The strap is an old red neck tie
the body is the big round lid of a metal cookie-tin
When he plays his old guitar I play my cookie-tin banjo
I play my cookie-tin banjo right along with him
The more we play together
the more I fall in love with music
And I realize that my banjo is a toy that I've outgrown
I want strings of steel and something new and something real
So he gets me a guitar to call my own
Then dad says to me on this fine afternoon
Let's sit on the stairs, I'll teach you a tune
He hands me a pick, one that's little and black
He shows me the g chord, I've never looked back
Now buried somewhere in a closet is my cookie-tin banjo
In my arms is my guitar, my greatest source of joy
For the life that I have now I'm grateful to my father
He gave the gift of music to his boy
It started with a simple homemade toy

THE LION Cookie-tin Banjo lyrics by Benjamin Scheuer

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The Lion Cookie-tin Banjo lyrics by Benjamin Scheuer