by Kenny & Dennis
as performed by Tom Stacks and the members of Harry Reser's Six Jumping Jacks

Billy bought a dollar watch
He thought he'd have some time.
But the thing was non-complete
It wasn't worth a dime.
Billy listened for a tick,
And almost passed away
He put the watch up to his ear
And heard it softly say:
I do not choose to run.
I do not choose to run.
Try and shake me
You can't make me
My spring days are done.
Wind me up once more
Then drop me on the floor.
I don't care 
I just declare
I do not choose to run.

Billy had a jazzy band, 
They loved their music so.
Every where that Willie went
The band was sure to go.
When they heard this little song
Now, things have changed about
When Billy whispers, "Let's go boys",
The band begins to shout:
We do not choose to play.
We do not choose to play.
Break our fiddles in their middles
Throw our sax away
Leave a little (whistle)
Yell hip hip horray
Any thing
We'll even sing
We do not choose to play.

Note: "I do not choose to run" were perhaps the most famous of the sparse number of words uttered by President Calvin Coolidge. They announced his refusal to stand for re-election in 1928.
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