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​Piano Practicing

This song is by Barbra Streisand and appears on the album And Other Musical Instruments (1973).

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la

Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi
Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi
Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi
Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi

Lu lu lu lu lu lu lu
Lu lu lu lu lu lu lu
Lu lu lu lu lu lu lu
Lu lu lu lu lu lu lu lu

Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma

He he he he he
Ha ha ha ha ha
Ho ho ho ho ho hoo

Ha ha ha ha ha
He he he he he
Ho ho ho ho ho hoo

Ha ha ha ha ha
He he he he he
Ho ho ho ho ho hoo

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha, oh

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a soprano
But my mother said my dear you've got to practice you piano
No soprano's in demand but a piano's always grand
And grand pianos in a band make money darling
And so each afternoon when I come home from school
I practice like a bloody fool
You can't imagine all the awful things I play
I could never see a friend
I'd have to practice without end
And as the time was dripping by
I watched the clock without denial
Look out the window at the sky
I wished so tearfully that i
Could go outside and play
Instead of wasting every day
Learning something that
Without a doubt
I could have really done without
It was such a bore
And I could here the boy next door was having fun
And that was something that I'd really never done

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a soprano
But I had to sit and practice on my rotten old piano
Playing major scales and than I played the minors once again
Now up and down the keys I play and out of these
I play a tirade of all the exercises
Never any new surprises
Girl you keep your fingers wrong
What a sound
All I wanted was to sing
And not to make the rafters ring
With my old piano practicing
I would have broke my back to sing,
But hated every minute at the keyboard I devote
That is why today I'm a soprano, but the sight of a piano
Makes me shudder 'fore I can not play a note.