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This is the ORIGINAL recording of Have to Have a Habitat, just as I wrote it and sang it with the Otter Space Band and all the kids since 1980! Lots of other artists, like Walkin Jim Stoltz, Magpie, Dana Lyons, and school kids everywhere at schools and environmental education camps all over the country have sung "covers" of this song. This is your chance to buy the ORIGINAL recording and offer your support to me as the songwriter!

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Chorus
Habitat, Habitat, Have to Have a Habitat
Habitat, Habitat, Have to Have a Habitat
Habitat, Habitat, Have to Have a Habitat
You have to have a Habitat to carry on!

The ocean is a habitat, a very special habitat
It’s where the deepest water’s at
It’s where the biggest mammal’s at
It’s where out future food is at
It keeps the atmosphere intact
The ocean is a habitat we depend on! (Chorus)

The forest is a habitat, a very special habitat
It’s where the tallest trees are at
It’s where a bear can scratch her back
(ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch)
It keeps the ground from rolling back
Renews the oxygen, in fact
The forest is a habitat we depend on! (Chorus)

The river is a habitat, a very special habitat
It’s where the freshest water’s at
For people, fish, and muskrat
But when people dump their trash
Rivers take the biggest rap
The river is a habitat we depend on! (Chorus)

People are different than foxes and rabbits
Effect the whole world with their bad habits
Better to love it while we still have it
Or rat ta-tat-tat, our habitat’s gone! (Chorus)

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from Have to Have a Habitat, released October 15, 2015

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Bill Oliver Austin, Texas

Bill Oliver: "Environmental Troubadour"

Over twenty years of concerts, campfires, and cafetoriums! Bill's programs are educational and entertaining, engaging and motivating. In schools, National Parks, and river-side celebrations, his songs bring to life the vital issues of Habitat conservation. ... more

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