Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Kid song

Does anyone else remember learning this song in school? I'm looking for the second verse.

Batteries Not Included

I saw a talking dolly
On my tv screen
She danced around in her pretty clothes
Like you have never seen

I asked my mom to order one
What came was just absurd
She lay on her back in a bathing suit
And never said a doggone word

Batteries not included
Accessories sold separately
Somehow things don't look the same
As they show you on tv.

I think the next verse has to do with an army truck for the brother but I can't remember. Anyone know this song?

6 comments:

Ro-Beast Rollie said...

Hello, I stumbled upon your blog while looking up this song. I don't remember any verses... actually all I could recall was the chorus. I could've sworn that my grade school music teacher told us that she was the one who wrote this song. I could be completely mistaken, but I can't find any other record of it online. By chance, are you originally from the Jersey shore?

Anonymous said...

I am looking everywhere for the lyrics too... I found your blog on this song... I really want to teach it to my children... I went to a small elementary school in MO... I saw someone else was from Jersey area... I will keep looking and will let you know if I find the lyrics... please post it here if you find them

Mirhonda said...

I learned this song in elementary school in Richmond, VA. I think some of the words vary, depending on accents (smiles). See if these lyrics sound familiar...

It was the needed truck set
and it was real keen
It had a power steering wheel,
it looked good on TV
I got it for my birthday present and didn't quite believe
There was no power steering wheel and it didn't have a Soldier Steve

Batteries not included
Accessories sold separately
Somehow things don't look the same as they show you on TV

They got my little brother
just the other day
He saw this thing and carried on
had to have one right away
It was a picture telephone
a singing, talking thing
and now he sits there all day long
waiting for the thing to ring

(chorus again)

I used to watch it daily
Loved those TV ads
But it only took a closer look to see that I was being had
My piggy bank is empty now
My teeth are full of holes
So I'm going to live the natural life with my homemade fishing pole

Batteries not included, pick up your bait separately
Suddenly fishing is a lot more fun, than watching old TV
No more ads for me, no more ads for me, I've gone fishing you see...

Karin said...

I grew up in Washington state and was just Googling for this song! We sang it probably in 1981? It was so clever and would resonate today, too - wish it were findable out there....

T W said...

I saw a talking dolly on the TV screen, she danced around in her pretty clothes like you have never seen, I got my mom to order one what came was just absurd she lie on her back in her bathing suit and never said a dog on word...
Batteries not included accessories sold separately somehow things don't look the same as they show you on TV...
I saw the neatest truck set with Jeeps for land and sea, with soldiers Steve at the steering wheel, it looked good on TV, I got it for my birthday now but I couldn't quite believe those great looking Jeeps wouldn't move at all and not a sign of soldier Steve...
Batteries not included accessories sold separately somehow things don't look the same as they show you on TV...
They hooked my brother Frankie just the other day, he saw an ad and he carried on had to have one right away, it was a picture telephone a singing talking thing and now he sits there all day long just waiting for that phone to ring...
Batteries not included accessories sold separately somehow things don't look the same as they show you on TV.
I learned it in Wa, State in 1989. I really wish I could hear that song too...maybe we should all sing it together on skype, lol, I think it might sound better with children's voices

Diane said...

Has anyone ever found a copy of the music for this song? I have been looking for it since 1981!
Diane