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“Because We’re Mormons”

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 02, 2012

Here’s a little ditty to get stuck in your head this morning: a Word of Wisdom song from the first half of the 20th century.

Here’s the Phantom, Keepa’s own pianist, to teach you the melody, and the printed music ’cause I know you’re going to want to play it:

And the words, for the sake of search engines:

Because We’re Mormons

Our hearts are gay and happy, Our eyes are bright and keen,
Our thoughts are clear and snappy, Our faces always clean.
Because we don’t use tobacco, alcohol or tea,
For they are just like coffee, Not good for you and me.

Our teeth are clean and shiny, Our voices light and true,
And we can shed our troubles, When work we have to do.
Because we don’t use tobacco, alcohol or tea,
For they are just like coffee, Not good for you and me.



4 Comments »

  1. Okay, the link to the audio file works now.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 2, 2012 @ 7:38 am

  2. I think there are possibilities for parodies here. :)

    Comment by Carol — August 2, 2012 @ 8:57 am

  3. When I was a teenager, my family sang this song in Sacrament meeting along with “The Word of Wisdom” from the current Children’s Songbook. My sister was in junior Primary at the time and whenever we practiced “Because We’re Mormon” would belt out the chorus with a kind of old-timey barroom feel to it (Be … cause … we … ) I can’t remember how she sang it when we were in sacrament, but her interpretation at home cracked us up.

    Comment by Sarah in Georgia — August 2, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

  4. Fun! (Yes, the tune is now officially stuck in my head . . .)

    Comment by David Y. — August 6, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

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