What are the words to the Dr.Seuss book Oh the places you'll go?

Hey Guys,

What are the words to the book i need it for a project but can't go to a library or buy the book if you know the words i would really appreciate it

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Oh, the Places You'll Go!


    Today is your day.

    You're off to Great Places!

    You're off and away!

    You have brains in your head.

    You have feet in your shoes

    You can steer yourself

    any direction you choose.

    You're on your own. And you know what you know.

    And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

    You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.

    About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."

    With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,

    you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

    And you may not find any

    you'll want to go down.

    In that case, of course,

    you'll head straight out of town.

    It's opener there

    in the wide open air.

    Out there things can happen

    and frequently do

    to people as brainy

    and footsy as you.

    And when things start to happen,

    don't worry. Don't stew.

    Just go right along.

    You'll start happening too.



    You'll be on your way up!

    You'll be seeing great sights!

    You'll join the high fliers

    who soar to high heights.

    You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.

    You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.

    Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.

    Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

    Except when you don' t

    Because, sometimes, you won't.

    I'm sorry to say so

    but, sadly, it's true

    and Hang-ups

    can happen to you.

    You can get all hung up

    in a prickle-ly perch.

    And your gang will fly on.

    You'll be left in a Lurch.

    You'll come down from the Lurch

    with an unpleasant bump.

    And the chances are, then,

    that you'll be in a Slump.

    And when you're in a Slump,

    you're not in for much fun.

    Un-slumping yourself

    is not easily done.

    You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.

    Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.

    A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin!

    Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?

    How much can you lose? How much can you win?

    And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...

    or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?

    Or go around back and sneak in from behind?

    Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,

    for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

    You can get so confused

    that you'll start in to race

    down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace

    and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,

    headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.

    The Waiting Place...

    ...for people just waiting.

    Waiting for a train to go

    or a bus to come, or a plane to go

    or the mail to come, or the rain to go

    or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow

    or waiting around for a Yes or a No

    or waiting for their hair to grow.

    Everyone is just waiting.

    Waiting for the fish to bite

    or waiting for wind to fly a kite

    or waiting around for Friday night

    or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake

    or a pot to boil, or a Better Break

    or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants

    or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.

    Everyone is just waiting.


    That's not for you!

    Somehow you'll escape

    all that waiting and staying.

    You'll find the bright places

    where Boom Bands are playing.

    With banner flip-flapping,

    once more you'll ride high!

    Ready for anything under the sky.

    Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

    Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!

    There are points to be scored. there are games to be won.

    And the magical things you can do with that ball

    will make you the winning-est winner of all.

    Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,

    with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

    Except when they don't.

    Because, sometimes, they won't.

    I'm afraid that some times

    you'll play lonely games too.

    Games you can't win

    'cause you'll play against you.

    All Alone!

    Whether you like it or not,

    Alone will be something

    you'll be quite a lot.

    And when you're alone, there's a very good chance

    you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.

    There are some, down the road between hither and yon,

    that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

    But on you will go

    though the weather be foul

    On you will go

    though your enemies prowl

    On you will go

    though the Hakken-Kraks howl

    Onward up many

    a frightening creek,

    though your arms may get sore

    and your sneakers may leak.

    On and on you will hike

    and I know you'll hike far

    and face up to your problems

    whatever they are.

    You'll get mixed up, of course,

    as you already know.

    You'll get mixed up

    with many strange birds as you go.

    So be sure when you step.

    Step with care and great tact

    and remember that Life's

    a Great Balancing Act.

    Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.

    And never mix up your right foot with your left.

    And will you succeed?

    Yes! You will, indeed!

    (98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)



    be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray

    or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,

    you're off to Great Places!

    Today is your day!

    Your mountain is waiting.

    So...get on your way!

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    What are the words to the Dr.Seuss book Oh the places you'll go?

    Hey Guys,

    What are the words to the book i need it for a project but can't go to a library or buy the book if you know the words i would really appreciate it

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  • kemmer
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Dr Seuss Oh The Places You Ll Go

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    Oh all the time. Lol. I read it and then think hmm well what could that mean? Maybe I should look it up. But then again.. its just a word.. I don't feel like getting up haha I think I'll just keep reading.

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  • 3 years ago

    Television set ruins your brain and enables you to bad in university hmmm and reading is interesting and enables you to smarter

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  • clay
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    I'd read a booklet but I want silence and I watch tv for Big Bang theory family guy spongebob comedy or movies generally throw me a good reserve and I'll read it I'm not old a tutor or a nerd

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  • estela
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    That's a tricky question

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  • 4 years ago

    Don't think this is correct

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