One Foot, Other Foot

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One Foot, Other Foot

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Grandma Taylor notices baby Joe standing up by himself, facing a new conquest: his first steps. Together, they celebrate his momentous accomplishment and newfound independence.

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“One Foot, Other Foot” LYRICS

Pudgy legs begin to grow long
And one sunny day, when you’re feeling strong,
You straighten a knee and suddenly
You’re struck with a daring idea!

One foot, other foot,
One foot, other foot,
One foot, other foot,
One foot, other foot.

Now you can go
Wherever you want,
Wherever you want to go,
One foot out
And the other foot out—
That’s all you need to know!

Now you can do
Whatever you want,
Whatever you want to do.
Here you are
In a wonderful world
Especially made for you,
Especially made for you!

Now you can march around the yard,
Shout to all the neighborhood,
Tell the folks you’re feeling good
(Folks ought to know when boys feel good).

Now you can imitate a dog,
Chase a bird around a tree,
You can chase a bumblebee
(Once is enough to chase a bee).

Now you can play among the flow’rs,
Grab yourself a hunk o’ dirt,
Smudge it on your mother’s skirt
(That little dirt won’t hurt a skirt).

One foot, other foot,
One foot, other foot,
Now you can do
Whatever you want,
Whatever you want to do.
Here you are in a wonderful world,
Especially made for you,
Especially made for you,
Especially made for you.

To walk in, to run in,
To play in the sun in,
Especially made for you.
For now you can walk,
You taught yourself to walk,
You puzzled it out yourself,
And now you can walk.

[spoken]
One foot, other foot, one foot, other foot, one foot, other foot, one foot, other foot.

[sung]
Now you can go
Wherever you want,
Wherever you want to go.
One foot out

And the other foot out,
One foot out
And the other foot out,
One foot out

And the other foot out,
And the world belongs to Joe,
And the world belongs to Joe!