These two songs I'm about to write below was learnt in 4th grade but I want to know if anyone knows the title of them or know more of the lyrics?

The first one:

How can a red cow give white milk when its only eats green grass...life's full of questions, life's full of questions, , you don't know, I don't know, life's full of questions, you don't know, I don't know, life's full of questions, How can a red cow give white milk when its only eats green grass.

The second one:

This is the way I comb my hair comb my hair early in the morning... and so on

There are many verses on this one but I don't remember
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Hi KickingCat

The second one is called " This is the way" and has many many versus.

This Is The Way


This is the way we wash our hands,
Wash our hands, wash our
hands.
This is the way we wash our hands
So early in the morning.
substitute:
....Brush our teeth
...Comb our hair
...Give a hug etc.

The first one is called .....

How can a red cow give white milk?


How can a red cow give white milk

When it only eats green grass?

That's the burning question.

Let's have your suggestion.

I don't know,

You don't know,

We can't let it pass -

How can a red cow give white milk

When it only eats green grass?
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the first song you have listed about red cow giving white milk when it always eats green grass was recorded in New Zealand by Danny McGirr - it's called "the maori boys question" a comical song about a competition where school children were to try and outwitt the panel of experts by stumping them with a question they could not answer (very funny) competition held over several days !!

I have just enquired with a company in New Zealand called (Marbecks) who show the CD with this song available along with 21 other New Zealand folk/country and humour singalong songs.

he may have borrowed the subject matter from another song from an earlier time and somewhere else around the world - but I alway's remembered it as his song.

I am hunting for the lyrics myself after last night where I was playing with my band and a guest got up and sang an Australian classic "my boomarang won't come back" I am an ex-pat Kiwi living here in Australia and would have loved to follow him with "the maori boys question" but couldn't remember all the words.

I remember parts such as

song paints picture of lots of kids asking tricky questions but the panel always having an answer until the little maori boy gets up and in typical "cheeky" maori fashion asks which is the chorus of the song

chorus

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

thats the burning question -- the little maori boy did ask

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

well the teachers scratched their heads

they didn't know what to say

this was the hardest question

they'd had for many a day

but sitting among these fellows

was a world famous vet

they all turned to him to answer

the question you bet ----

chorus

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

thats the burning question -- the little maori boy did ask

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

well the vet he knew all about cows

he knew why they had horns

he could tell the sex of a calf

before it was born

he'd been to all the best schools

but OH for goodness sake

the question that the maori boy asked

it really took the cake

chorus

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

thats the burning question -- the little maori boy did ask

why does a red cow give white milk when it's always eating green grass

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I am 64 years old and have strong memories of being taken to a pantomime in Melbourne Australia when I was about 10 years old (about 1955) and one of the songs included the lyrics "Why does a red cow give white milk when it only eats green grass?". That's all I remember from the entire show. The show's name has escaped me.
I haven't heard of the songs as you've written them, but I have heard another version of the red cow one- it's on a kiwi sing-a-long tape which we have:

Why does a red cow have white milk when it's always eating green grass

Why does a red cow have white milk when it's always eating green grass

That's the burning question the little Maori boy did ask

Why does a red cow have white milk when it's always eating green grass

It's a pretty cool song about a Maori boy who hears about a contest to ask a panel of (I think) teachers or professors a question, and the person who can ask a question they can't answer gets a thousand dollars. The boy enters the contest, and all of the teachers and participants laugh at him, because they think he won't be able to come up with a question clever enough to win the prize. The boy asks the question about the red cow, and ends up winning the thousand dollars after none of the teachers/professors can answer it. It really says something about thinking outside the square, and how people's first judgements can be entirely wrong.
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The Maori Boy's Question - Danny McGirr(?)

Well the quiz kids from all over the world,
they had a big contest.
A thousand dollar first prize
was offered to the best.

They came from different countries,
France, Spain and Fiji
but from New Zealand a little Maori boy,
a fair dinkum kiwi.

The kids asked questions all the day,
and all the next and night.
But every one the kids asked,
the quiz masters got it right.

'Til the little Maori boy stood up,
he made them use their heads.
This little fella opened his mouth,
and this is what he said:

CHORUS
Why does a red cow have white milk,
when it's always eating green grass?
Why does a red cow have white milk,
when it's always eating green grass?

That's the burning question,
the little Maori boy did ask.
Why does a red cow have white milk,
when it's always eating green grass?

The teachers scratched their heads,
they didn't know what to say.
This was the hardest question,
they'd had for many a day.

And sitting among these fellows,
was the world's greatest vet.
They all turned to him to answer,
but the question knew him beat.

CHORUS

Well the vet he knew all about cows,
knew why they had horns.
He could tell the sex of a calf,
before it was born.

He'd been to all the best schools,
but oh for goodness sake,
the question that the Maori boy had asked,
it really took the cake.

CHORUS

The teachers had to admit,
that they were really beat.
The hand of the little Maori boy,
One thousand dollars neat.

They shook the hand of the boy,
that had beat the world's best.
And on every radio now,
you hear for this request.

CHORUS

There are red cows?

I was in a pantomime in at The Grand Theatre in Blackpool UK approx 1950. I clearly remember singing Why does a red cow eat green grass when it only gives white milk, the words where rolled down on a big screen & I was chosen to point to the words with a long stick so the audience could join in. I even remember what I wore!!!!

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