Taffy Roll Away

from Dinosaurs & Dogflowers by Eric Pazdziora

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This was supposed to be a very large piece for choir and orchestra, but it became a very small piece for voice and glockenspiel. The song is called "Taffy Roll Away", but the poem is called "Despair of Herod." I suppose it depends who in the story you think is happy.

lyrics

Taffy was an old man,

With a fine frying pan,

Taffy came to my house,

Hunting for a mouse.

Cut it up and fried it,

But when Taffy tried it,

Taffy heard a clock ring,

Mouse began to sing

Roll over, roll over

Pluck an early four-leaf clover

 Roll over, roll over

Taffy roll away to Dover.

Taffy started crying,

Something needed frying,

Just in time for lunchtime,

Taffy turned to crime.

Taffy bought a penknife,

Tried to rob a henwife,

Taffy was a bad thief,

Taffy came to grief.

Roll over, roll over

 Pluck an early four-leaf clover

Roll over, roll over

 Taffy roll away to Dover.

credits

from Dinosaurs & Dogflowers, released December 23, 2020
Lyrics: John Patrick Pazdziora
Music: Eric Pazdziora

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Eric Pazdziora Gaithersburg, Maryland

Eric Paździora is a composer whose music has been performed and published around the world. Reviewers have described his compositions as “fresh, exciting, and well-crafted” (Pastoral Music) and “an instant classic” (Global Christian Worship). He holds a doctorate in music composition from the University of Maryland.

To hear more, visit www.ericpazdziora.com
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