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The Monkey And The Elephant

This song is by Burl Ives and appears on the album Capt. Burl Ives' Ark (1958).

The monkey and the elephant went for a walk one day
Said the monkey to the elephant "Oh, why are you so grey?"
"I'm grey because I'm greysity and why are you so brown?"
The monkey answered back and said "I'm brown because I'm Brown"

High diddle diddle dumpkin
There's no one quite like me!

A blue wolf ran from out the woods, he stood right in their way.
He said "I'm going to bite you both, I don't like brown or grey"
"But I'm grey because I'm grey" the elephant devowed.
"I don't know why your gloomy blue should make you act so proud!"

High diddle diddle dumpkin
There's no one quite like me!

"Oh, I am brown because I'm brown" The smart young monkey said
"Who ever made you gloomy blue, might make you green or red"
"I'm hungry and I'm very crossed" the wolf said with a frown.
"Someone just chased me with a gun and I hate grey and brown"

High diddle diddle dumpkin
There's no one quite like me!

The elephant began to think, he was a wise old beast.
Said he, "we'll find some food to eat and then we will have a feast"
Boom boom, "a gun" the monkey cried "I think we better run"
To have a feast is fun, my friends, to be one is no fun!

High diddle diddle dumpkin
There's no one quite like we!

Boom boom boom, an awful crash, they shook with fright to hear
The monkey, wolf and elephant all turned quite white with fear
Cried the wolf "lets run from all this din, I see your point of view"
"You can't have fun without a skin, be it grey or brown or blue!"

High diddle diddle dumpkin
There's no one quite like we!

The monkey and the elephant went on along their way
Said the monkey to the elephant "oh, why are you so grey?"
"I'm grey because um greysity and why are you so brown?"
The monkey answered back and said
"I'm brown because I'm Brown"

High diddle diddle dumpkin
There's no one quite like we!

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