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What Do They Do When They Go Wherever They Go?

This song is by Sesame Street and features Leon Redbone.

There's a question every kid has had
About their mom and dad

Oh, what do they do when they go wherever they go?
Yeah, what do they do when they get there?
I'd like to know
What do Mom and Dad do all day
When they're working faraway?
What do they do when they go wherever they go?

Well, your mom might work at a top of a telephone wire
She'd climb up a great big pole goin' higher and higher
She'd help so people can talk to each other
A pretty fine worker, a pretty fine mother
A telephone line person, that's a job to admire

Oh, what do they do when they go wherever they go?
Yeah, what do they do when they get there?
I'd like to know
When Mom and Dad go to work
Are they a bus driver or a clerk?
Oh, what do they do when they go wherever they go?

Your dad might work at the tallest building you've seen
Way up high at wash the windows, make 'em clean
With a brush and a pail and not much bother
Excellent job for an excellent father
Folks look up to him if you know what I mean

Yeah, what do they do when they go wherever they go?
Yeah, what do they do when they get there?
I'd like to know
When Mom and Dad be in sight
And work hard from morn till night
Yeah, what do they do when they go wherever they go?

Well, your mom might make bread and cookies and cakes
And rolls and pies and things a baker bakes
With a big hot oven, she's cool and calm
A pretty great job for a pretty great mom
She's a baker and she's really got what it takes

Oh, what do they do when they go wherever they go?
Yeah, what do they do when they get there?
I'd like to know
When your parents are faraway from you
What is the work that Mom and Dad do?
What do they do when they go wherever they go?

Your dad might be an animal doctor man
Helpin' animals when they're sick as best he can
So you might see dad an hour from now
Takin' care for a poor old cow
And that job is called a veterinarian

So now you know what they do when they go wherever they go
And what do they do when they get there?
Well, now you know
You know what Mom and Dad do all day
When they're workin' somewhere faraway
Yeah, you know what they do when they go wherever they go
Yes, your Mom and Dad do when they go wherever they go

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