The words are by
Dennis Perry, Circulation Dept., Wilson Library, Western Washington University, and are
meant to be sung to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".
You better not eat, you better not chew, you better not munch,
we're talkin' to you! Libraries are no place to eat.
You better not drink, you better not dine; if offered some food, politely
decline. Libraries are no place to eat.
You don't come here for bathing, you don't come here to smoke; so don't
come here to eat your lunch - if you do we'll make you choke.
So put down that Coke, that apple, and cake; eating it here's a major
mistake. Libraries are no place to eat.
You better not bite, ingest, or consume; just take it outside - there's
plenty of room. Libraries are no place to eat.
We see you when you're snacking, we hear you when you gulp; we're gonna
take your taco chips and mash them into pulp!
We've taken an oath all munching to squelch; you better not gobble,
gurgle, or belch. Libraries are no place to eat.
We don't care how great your grandmother cooks; we don't want those
fingers touching our books. Libraries are no place to eat.
The next time your stomach's craving some food, remember these points
we've carefully reviewed. Libraries are no place to eat!