Regarding "giraffe" (2nd last verse?) the song goes
"... my how that giraffe could laugh.
He put beer in his bubble bath..."
Regrding "parrot" (first verse):
"I had a parrot all yellow and green
(chorus repeats the same)
Silliest bird you've ever seen
He could swear like a big marine.
This is followed by:
"Had a canary all white and blue
I'll tell you all that bird could do was ply the harp, and yodel, too.
(instrumental passage follows)
"I had a horse, and his name was Tex.
Signed his name with an 'X,' and mand his living forgin' checks."
"I had a lamb I used to keep
When I told him to go to sleep, he counted people instead of sheep.
Next: the giraffe verse, followed by the baby verse.
Q.: was this written before or after "Mule Skinner Blues?"