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"When the Goose Is Hanging High" is a song from the 1968 Rankin-Bass animated television film The Little Drummer Boy. It features Ben Haramed singing to the Little Drummer Boy about his greed.

It was performed by Ben Haramed's voice actor, the late José Ferrer.

Lyrics

When the day is good, and the wind is dry,
And the goose is hanging high,
I can't work like other men do,
When the goose is hanging high.

When the sun is bright in the big, blue sky,
And the goose is hanging high,
The devil steals my heart away
When the goose is hanging high.

Gold and silver on my mind
Mischief in my soul
I wanna live like the rich man lives
With life in my control!

When the day is bad, and the wind is wet,
And the goose is flying low,
I gotta work like other men do,
When the goose is flying low.

But when the
Day is good, and the wind is dry,
And the goose is hanging high,
I can't work like other men do
When the goose is hanging high!

When the goose is hanging high!

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