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Lyr Add: Laarge Daark Aardvark Song (Allan Sherman

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Subject: The Large Dark Aardvark Song
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Jul 02 - 03:51 PM

THE LARGE DARK AARDVARK SONG

Remembered by Mrrzy

This is the start of the large dark aardvark song, badadada badada dada dadadada
There is a large dark aarvark in the park
They say he's missing from the zoo
And the police are searching high and low
For they have not seen him, have you?
Why is this so?
Oh!
I'll tell you the reason
'Cause
It's
Aardvark mating season
When an aardvark makes a date
He slips right through that old zoo gate
So if you see two aarvarks necking in the park
Don't upset their apple cart
Do not be a spy
You're not the FBI
And you must never break an aardvark's heart.

This is the second verse of the aardvark song, badadada badada dada dadadada
To be an aardvark is not easy, folks
For all you get to eat are ants
And all the other animals make jokes
At your attempts to find romance
Why don't they laugh
At
Hippopotamusses
Or
At
Fat rhinocerusses
Like a kangaroo
In love with a kazoo
All of this is so
I'll tell you how I know
I am your friendly neighborhood giraffe.
This is the end of the large dark aardvark song, badadada badadada, yeah, yeah, yeah!


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAARGE DAARK AARDVARK SONG (Allan Sherman
From: MMario
Date: 12 Jul 02 - 03:58 PM

THE LAARGE DAARK AARDVARK SONG
(Allan Sherman, Cy Coleman)
As recorded by Allan Sherman on "Through the Looking Glass" (1965)

(This is the start of the Large, Dark Aardvark Song.)
(Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, yeah, yeah, yeah.)
There is a large dark aardvark in the park.
They say he's missing from the zoo. (...)
And the police are looking high and low
But they have not seen him; have you? (Peek-a-boo!)
Why did he go? (Go?) Oh! (Oh!) I'll tell you the reason:
'Cause ('cause) it's (it's) aardvark mating season.
When an aardvark makes a date
He sneaks right through that old zoo gate.
So if you see two aardvarks necking in the park,
Don't upset their apple cart. (Why not?)
Do not be a spy.
You're not the F.B.I.
And you should never break an aardvark's heart.

(This is the second chorus of the aardvark song.)
To be an aardvark is not easy, folks,
'Cause all you get to eat is ants. (Delicious!)
And all the other animals make jokes
At your attempts to find romance. (Very funny!)
Nobody laughs (laughs) at (at) hippopotamus-es
Or (or) at (at) fat rhinoceros-es,
But an aardvark makes them howl
Because he's neither fish nor fowl.
He's like a kangaroo in love with a g-nu
And that's what makes the zoo folks laugh. (Ho-ho!)
All of this is so
And here is how I know:
I'm your friendly neighborhood giraffe.

(This is the end of the Large, Dark, Aardvark Song.)
(Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, yeah, yeah, yeah.)

[Cy Coleman also recorded this song on his album "You Fascinate Me So." He accompanies himself on piano, but there are no other instruments or voices. The words in parentheses above are sung by background singers on the Sherman album, but are omitted on the Coleman album.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Large Dark Aardvark Song
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Jul 02 - 04:03 PM

You're kidding! It's a real song?!? What a riot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Large Dark Aardvark Song
From: MMario
Date: 12 Jul 02 - 04:04 PM

hey! relatives and friends sing "real" songs. they aren't always made up!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Large Dark Aardvark Song
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Jul 02 - 04:22 PM

See the thread on Vinter in the Valley Green - same friend - never occurred to me that either had been heard elsewhere! Hee hee - ya learn something new every day!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Large Dark Aardvark Song
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 02 - 11:57 AM

What a good alma mater for the University of California, Irive - their mascot is the aardvark.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Large Dark Aardvark Song (A Sherm
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Dec 10 - 02:35 PM

Actually it's called THE LAARGE DAARK AARDVARK SONG. According to ASCAP.com, it was written by Allan Sherman and Cy Coleman. It's on the albums "My Name is Allan" (1965) and "My Son, the Box" (2005).

I doubt that Sherman and Coleman actually collaborated. More likely, Sherman was parodying a song that Coleman wrote.

I listened to a sound sample at Allmusic.com, and I don't recognize the tune. Maybe someone more familiar with Coleman's work would recognize it. ASCAP lists 546 songs that Coleman wrote or co-wrote.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Large Dark Aardvark Song (A Sherman)
From: Celtaddict
Date: 10 Dec 10 - 04:41 PM

I love this and wish I could share it with my Dad; we had a thing about aardvarks and at Christmas time made up lots of aardvark carols.
Aardvark herald angels sing was too easy.
There is to this day a plaque hanging in my bathroom. I don't remember if he gave it to me or I gave it to him and it wound up here after he died. It says, "Don't vark too aard."


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Subject: RE: ADD:The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song (Allan Sherman)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jan 20 - 05:11 PM

Anybody know the chords for this???


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Subject: RE: ADD:The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song (Allan Sherman)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Jan 20 - 07:33 AM

Sorry, no. But what fun!


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Subject: RE: ADD:The Laarge Daark Aardvark Song (Allan Sherman)
From: GUEST,toubabdoc
Date: 07 Jan 20 - 01:09 PM

No, it's not easy being an aardvark. It's aard vark!


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