The Red Fire-Engine (1976)

The red fire-engine went speeding by,
Blowing his horn clear up to the sky,
And searching for smoke with a wary eye,
To save the people and save the town,
And keep all the buildings from burning down.

The red fire-engine was bright and strong,
He could put out fires the whole night long,
And his wheels all whizzed as he sped along
To save the people and save the town,
And keep all the buildings from burning down.

The red fire-engine saw the fire at last,
Jammed on his brakes so as not to go past,
Shot from his hose water real fast
To save the people and save the town,
And keep all the buildings from burning down.

The red fire-engine had real long arms
To help men battle the fire’s harms;
They stretched way up over houses and farms
To save the people and save the town,
And keep all the buildings from burning down.

It’s out! It’s out! He’s done it again!
The red fire-engine and good strong men.
He was built to last and he works to win,
To win the people and win the town,
And keep all the buildings from burning down.

The red fire-engine is resting now;
The firemen sit them down to chow;
They’re proud of their engine, and tell again how
He saved the people and saved the town,
And kept all the buildings from burning down.

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