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What Are We Doing?

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1 "What are we doing here on planet earth?"
Chirps the little chicken, pondering its birth
Oinks the little piglet, snorts the caribou
Even Misses Cow asks: "Moo, moo, moo, moo-moo?"

"What are we doing here on planet earth?"
Questions from us creatures, pondering our birth'

2 "What are we doing here on planet earth?"
Buzzes the mosquito, pondering its birth
Croaks the father bullfrog, hoots the wise old owl
Even Cousin Cat asks: "Meow, meow, meow, meow-meow?" [Refrain]

Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #138

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: What are we doing here on planet earth?
Title: What Are We Doing?
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "Thine Be the Glory")
Copyright: Public Domain



JUDAS MACCABEUS is an arrangement of a tune from the chorus "See, the Conquering Hero Comes" in Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabeus (first performed without this chorus in 1746). Handel initially used the tune in his oratorio Joshua (1747) but transferred it to Judas Maccabeus in 1751; such changes we…

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