Introduction

 

 

Yes, Archie has a big green face

 

And his garden is a beautiful place

 

When it feels hot as the sun shines bright

 

On go the sprinklers, it’s quite a sight!

 

This Artichoke has many friends, that’s a fact for sure

 

When one feels sad or lonely, he has just the cure

 

He may act understanding or he may be silly indeed,

 

To see his friends happy again, he’ll give them what they need.

 

It may be they’re just tired from playing in the weeds.

 

 

 

1) ARTICHOKE: YOU’RE A FUNNY BLOKE !

 

Archie is a funny guy

 

You might ask and wonder why

 

He often tells stories and rhymes that are cute

 

And makes others laugh from their top to their root.

 

Now other Artichokes may tell stories as well

 

And come up with rhymes clear as a bell

 

But Archie just seems to have a knack

 

His wit, some say, is sharp as a tack.

 

 

 

2) ARTICHOKE: CAN YOU SPARE A DIME I’M BROKE ?

 

Archie never has much money

 

He’d rather have a day that’s sunny

 

To play and frolic to him is best

 

North and south, east and west.

 

But a helping hand he’ll gladly lend

 

It doesn’t matter, stranger or friend

 

For instance he feels good all over

 

Helping Mrs. Celery through the clover.

 

 

 

3) ARTICHOKE: ARE YOU SLEEPING OR AWOKE ?

 

Artichokes can really sleep

 

Is that a secret you can keep?

 

When they get tired all they do

 

Is count red radishes two by two.

 

Some of you may think of sheep

 

When it’s your time to go to sleep

 

But Archie isn’t at all that way

 

He’d rather count vegetables any day.

 

 

 

 

 

4) ARTICHOKE: DO YOU LIKE TO SHOWER OR SOAK ?

 

Archie can play in the bathtub forever

 

He makes shapes in the suds that are really quite clever

 

Animals, people, vegetables and fruit

 

A boat and a train that I thought I heard toot.

 

Artichokes can swim, yes indeed, you bet!

 

They love diving deep and getting all wet

 

You must always be careful in the tub or the pool

 

The water feels great, whether warm or cool.

 

 

 

5) ARTICHOKE: ARE YOU THIRSTY, YES OR NOPE ?

 

Archie and all plants sometimes must drink

 

Is that what you thought, is that what you think?

 

At times their thirst in the garden needs quenching

 

When the sprinklers come on they get quite a drenching.

 

All plants are living, haven’t you heard?

 

As alive as a horse or a cat or a bird

 

That is why plants need water and care

 

Without these small gifts they can look quite bare.

 

 

 

6) ARTICHOKE: IS THAT FRED I JUST HEARD CROAK ?

 

Archie met a frog named Fred

 

And this is what to him was said:

 

“I fell off my log, how clumsy of me

 

and now I’m all dirty, can’t you see?

 

I’d like to clean my skin so green

 

Can I jump into your washing machine?”

 

Now Archie was shocked to hear of Fred’s plight

 

And lent him his washer all day and all night.

 

 

 

7) ARTICHOKE: COMING HOME TO MEET YOUR FOLKS !

 

Archie calls his folks back home

 

For this he uses a tiny cellphone

 

They always say “You’re such a dear”

 

They sound as if they’re very near.

 

Archie may ask “Well how are you too?

 

Please tell me what’s what and if it is new.”

 

He always likes calling whenever he can

 

Or he may write a card with paper and pen.

 

 

 

8) ARTICHOKE: HAVE YOU LATELY HEARD A JOKE ?

 

Some Artichokes can never tell

 

A funny story very well

 

They may tell a story once in a while

 

But say the words without much style.

 

Now Archie can do most anything

 

He may tell a joke or dance or sing

 

He’s always doing something new

 

In that way he’s a lot like you.

 

 

9) ARTICHOKE: IS THERE A CAMPFIRE IN THAT SMOKE ?

 

It’s fun to sit ‘round a big campfire

 

Until late at night when all will tire

 

Archie and friends sit for hours telling tales

 

Stories with everything from ghosts to whales.

 

The flames of the fire seem to dance all around

 

Making crackling noises and snapping sounds

 

The heat from the fire warms all of the fellows

 

While they listen to stories and roasting marshmallows.

 

 

 

10) ARTICHOKE: COME TO BREAKFAST, OLD SLOW POKE !

 

Breakfast is a very important meal

 

As important as spokes on a bicycle wheel

 

It helps you to start when the day’s just begun

 

So you’ll be already to jump, skip and run.

 

Now Archie likes breakfast each morning at dawn

 

As the sun starts to rise he lets out a yawn

 

And stretches all over and scratches and squirms

 

Then sits down to eat with his friends, the worms.

 

 

 

11) ARTICHOKE: THAT’S A WALNUT OR AN OAK !

 

Archie likes hiking through the trees

 

It’s peaceful and quiet usually

 

He and his friends walk down the trail

 

Over the hill and through the dale.

 

The trees are so tall and their branches so long

 

It makes them all feel like singing a song

 

It’s hard to believe that when trees are born

 

They all start the size of a tiny acorn.

 

 

 

12) ARTICHOKE: BATHING SUITS AND SWIMMING STROKES !

 

Artichokes don’t wear fancy clothes

 

Sometimes a hat or perhaps a few bows

 

Archie however can often be seen

 

Wearing polka dot shorts or designer jeans.

 

He’ll sometimes make quite a stir

 

Before he enters the water

 

The swimming suits you’ll see him wear

 

Get smiles and snickers and quite a few stares.

 

Here is the complete set of rhymes from The Big Show!

"Count On Me" - Bruno Mars from the Doo-Wops & Hooligans Album (2010)
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Archie's Dance Tune - Archie and Friends
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