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Lyr Req: Hugh the Manatee

The Shambles 12 Jan 99 - 09:52 AM
Sail 12 Jan 99 - 06:45 PM
Joe Offer 12 Jan 99 - 10:04 PM
Sail 12 Jan 99 - 10:30 PM
The Shambles 13 Jan 99 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,found it! 30 May 09 - 05:33 PM
Peace 30 May 09 - 05:36 PM
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Subject: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 12 Jan 99 - 09:52 AM

Looking throught the 'Songs To Ditch Thread', I kind of liked the sound of Hugh Manatee, did the song ever turn up?


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: Sail
Date: 12 Jan 99 - 06:45 PM

I have a tape by "Magpie" called "Circle of Life" which has environmental songs on it, including Hugh the Manatee. May be kids' music, but it has some good songs on it.


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jan 99 - 10:04 PM

Sail, is this (click here) the song?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: Sail
Date: 12 Jan 99 - 10:30 PM

Joe,

That's neat! How'd you do that. Unfortunately, I could not get the audio. No that isn't the song. It goes like this (and ignore spelling):

As I was snorkeling down in the Keys,
I came upon two manatees.
I looked at them and they looked right at me
As they chewed on their dinner of hydrilla weeds.
One came over and said to me,
I'll tell you what life is like under the sea
My name is Hugh and I will show to you just what Manatees do
Chorus:
Hugh, the manatee, swimming around from key to key
Oh how I wish that I could be like Hugh the manatee
Hugh, the manatee, swimming around the West Indies,
Oh how I wish that I could be like Hugh the manatee.

etc.

Line breaks <br> added - Joe Offer


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: The Shambles
Date: 13 Jan 99 - 01:46 PM

Thank you both. Two for the price of one, anymore out there?


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: GUEST,found it!
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:33 PM

i think this it. I heard the song in my math class(my teacher had put the song on loop while we were trying to finish a worksheet)

http://www.sirenian.org/HughLyrics.html

at the top there's a link to the mp3 so you can listen to it :D


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: Peace
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:36 PM

http://www.sirenian.org/HughLyrics.html


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: open mike
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:42 PM

hey, hugh has been swimming around for a decade!


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: open mike
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:45 PM

oh, the Hugh Manatee









(humanity)


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Subject: RE: Hugh (the) Manatee ?
From: Peace
Date: 30 May 09 - 05:46 PM

THAT was baaaaaad!


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Subject: Lyr Add: HUGH THE MANATEE (Artzner, Leonino?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 07:19 AM

Copied from the above web site:

HUGH THE MANATEE
As sung by Magpie (Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino) on "Circle of Life" (Click to play.)

1. As I was snorkeling down in the cayes, [pron. "keys"]
I came upon two manatees.
I looked at them and they looked right at me
As they chewed on their dinner of hydrilla weeds.
One came over and said to me,
"I'll tell you what life is like under the sea.
My name is Hugh and I'll show to you
Just what manatees do."

CHORUS: Hugh the manatee,
Swimming around from caye to caye?
Oh, how I wish that I could be
Like Hugh the manatee!
Hugh the manatee,
Swimming around the West Indies?
Oh, how I wish that I could be
Like Hugh the manatee!

2. Hugh said, "I like to come here and feed
Among the hyacinths and the seaweed,
Rooting around in the sea-grass beds,
Flushing out fish so the herons get fed.
I like salt water I also like fresh.
I don't mind it cool, but warm is the best.
When I get tired, I take a deep breath
And go down on the bottom to rest.

3. It isn't as easy as you might think,
'Cause me and my kind we are almost extinct.
A lot of the places we lived are now gone,
Making it harder to carry on.
Just look at these scars on my back. They were made
By somebody's powerboat propeller blade.
With boats and pollution and trash in my way,
It's harder to live every day.

LAST CHORUS: Hugh the manatee?
It shouldn't be so hard to be.
He's part of you and he's part of me.
We're all humanity.
Hugh the manatee?
It shouldn't be so hard to be.
He's part of you and he's part of me.
We're all humanity.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HUGH MANATEE (Woitas-Holt/Snyder)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 07:37 AM

This one is sung by Dean Madonia on the various-artists album "Five Little Monkeys and Other Kidstuff"

HUGH MANATEE
Copyright 1999 Woitas-Holt/Snyder (ASCAP)

I glide through the water. I graze on the grasses.
I'm like a cow of the sea.
If it's all the same, please use my better name
And call me Hugh Manatee.

From my tail to my head, I'm as long as your bed,
A great grey football with a smile.
Though I weigh a half a ton, I never hurt anyone,
But I'm in danger once in a while.

Have you heard about ol' Hugh Manatee?
Please look out for ol' Hugh Manatee.
Only you can save our friend below the wave.
Slow down your boat with me.

My water-bound neighbors, even sharks and 'gators,
Bring me no cause for alarm.
My only real worry is a boat in a hurry.
Only man is doing me harm.

I share my wet home with boaters who roam.
The waves too quickly, you see,
I try to avert and avoid getting hurt,
But they often run over me.

Have you heard about ol' Hugh Manatee?
Please look out for ol' Hugh Manatee.
Only you can save our friend below the wave.
Slow down your boat with me.


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