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All You Have to Do is Ask is a song from the Johnny and the Sprites episode Doctor Basil.

Lyrics

(Basil)

I tried brewing him a cup of my wheatleberry tea

(Sage)

Did it work?

(Basil)

No.

(Sage)

So?

(Basil)

So I tried telling him a joke so he would laugh along with me

(Sage)

Did he laugh?

(Basil)

No.

(Sage)

So?

(Basil)

So I tickled Johnny's nose with the needles off a spruce

I sprinkled all his toes with dandelion juice

I tried a lot of things, but they weren't any use

The situation's starting to look grim

(Sage)

Basil, did you try asking him?

(Basil)

No, but I—

(Sage)

Ask, ask, ask

All you have to do is ask

What is the one thing you have to do?

(Basil)

Ask, ask, ask

Yeah!

But I made tickly moss packs and I stuffed them down his socks

(Sage)

A fine remedy. Did it work?

(Basil)

No, but I emptied out his pockets and I filled them up with rocks

(Sage)

How'd that go for him?

(Basil)

Uh uh.

(Sage)

I didn't think so.

(Basil)

I'm trying to stay positive and be a real go-getter

I followed all my remedies exactly to the letter

It seems no matter what I try, Johnny won't get better

(Sage)

Basil, let me go out on a limb

(Basil)

Uh huh?

(Sage)

And say you should try asking him

Ask, ask, ask

All you have to do is ask

What is the one thing you have to do?

(Basil)

Ask, ask, ask

(Sage)

You've got to ask him questions and see where they lead

Don't waste your time doing stuff he doesn't need

Only Johnny knows what he needs you to do

If you want to help him, help him help you

(Basil)

So maybe I'll go back over to Johnny's house right now

(Sage)

Good! And what are you gonna do when you get there?

(Basil)

I'll be there to support him, but I'll let him tell me how

(Sage)

Excellent, Lily!

(Basil)

Basil!

(Sage)

You got it!

(Basil)

When someone has a problem and you want to lend a hand

(Sage)

When nothing that you're trying is going as you planned

(Basil)

Ask them what they need and they will help you understand

(Both)

And then you're sure to be up to the task

(Sage)

All you have to do

(Basil)

All you have to do

(Sage)

All you have to do

(Both)

Is ask

Just ask!

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