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Lyr Req: If I Could Talk to the Animals (Bricusse)

GUEST,Walsy Jones 19 Oct 10 - 04:31 AM
Noreen 19 Oct 10 - 04:56 AM
Noreen 19 Oct 10 - 05:01 AM
GUEST,Grishka 20 Oct 10 - 05:12 AM
GUEST,leeneia 20 Oct 10 - 12:04 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Even took an animal degree...'
From: GUEST,Walsy Jones
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 04:31 AM

Well, I've heard an old song about animals... I cannot remember well the lyrics, but I can recall a few lines:

I could talk to the animals
I learnt all their languages
I even took an animal degree
I studied oliphant and eagle
Buffalo and beagle...

Anybody know this song?

Wal


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Even took an animal degree...'
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 04:56 AM

From the original Dr Doolittle film?


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF I COULD TALK TO THE ANIMALS (Bricusse)
From: Noreen
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 05:01 AM

IF I COULD TALK TO THE ANIMALS
Dr. Doolittle : The Musical
(Music / Lyrics : Leslie Bricusse)


If we could talk to the animals, just imagine it
Chatting to a chimp in chimpanzee
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah
What a neat achievement that would be.

If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Maybe take an animal degree.
We'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle,
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea.

We would converse in polar bear and python,
And we could curse in fluent kangaroo.
If people asked us, can you speak in rhinoceros,
We'd say, "Of courserous, can't you?"

If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Think of all the things we could discuss
If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to us.

(From lyricsplayground.com/)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Even took an animal degree...'
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 05:12 AM

I just googled a longer version, but I don't know if I should copy it here.

What always strikes me when I hear this song is that those who agree most eagerly are those who have most problems talking to their fellow humans. "My husband is an animal", "my wife's a vegetable" is what we hear. Are you sure you'd prefer what a rhinoceros might tell you? And aren't dogs considered such good friends because they don't argue?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Even took an animal degree...'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Oct 10 - 12:04 PM

Good point, Grishka.


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