Wishin’ Boot


Kate McKinnon

Aidy Bryant

Blake Shelton

[Starts with Kate, Aidy and Blake in their set.] [music playing]

Kate: Sometimes, stormed cloud seems dark. It feels like there’s no hope.

Aidy: But trust us. There’s something out there, watching over you.

Blake: All you gotta do is believe.

[Cut to Kate]

Kate: [singing] When I was 16 our farm burned down
daddy took the drinking all over town
I raised my brothers in old motel
went from living in heaven to starving in hell
and then one day I heard a knock at the door
opened it up and saw a boot on the floor

[Cut to Kate, Aidy and Blake]

Kate, Aidy and Blake: It was the wishin’ boot
the wishin’ boot
the little black boot that makes your dreams come true.
it was the wishin’ boot
I wished for the food
when you’re in need just believe
in the wishin’ boot

[Cut to Aidy]

Aidy: When I was young nobody taught me wrong from right
started stealing trucks by day and hooking by night
got nowhere fast in one horse town
shot the Johnny named riddler and they took me down
I was in jail facing 20 to life
till the warden said there’s a visitor who wants to say hi

[Cut to Kate, Aidy and Blake]

Kate, Aidy and Blake: It was the wishin’ boot
the wishin’ boot
it gave my bail and brought me a new suit
the boot could see
see the good in me
next day by dawn it was gone
it was the wishin’ boot

[Cut to Blake]

Blake: I was working in barn with my old dog Jake
when the wishin’ boot appeared and I thought, “This is a mistake”
I walked up to the boot say everything’s alright
then the boot pulled out a knife and threatened my life
this was not the wishin’ boot, it was a fake
and suddenly my good old dog began to change in shape

[Cut to Kate, Aidy and Blake]

Kate, Aidy and Blake: It was the wishin’ boot
the real wishin’ boot
the whole dang time that dog had been the boot
Oh, wishin’ boot,
beautiful and true
you’re so much more than a boot
your’e the wishin’ boot

Kate: A wishin’ boot is a boot and it’s there when you need it

Aidy: Don’t ask how it knows what it knows, just take what it gives you

Kate, Aidy and Blake: And never let it to
it’s a wishin’ boot
just believe it is true
it’s hope in the form of little old dirty boot
you’re the wishin’ boot
the boot is you
tell all your friends about the boot

Aidy: About the wishin’ boot.

Blake: About the wishin’ boot.

Kate: About the wishin’ boot.

We’re gonna make so much [bleep] money off this song.

[cheers and applause]

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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