The Animal Fair

Words & Music:



  C                                                      G7

I went to the Animal Fair, the birds and the beasts were there


The big baboon by the light of the moon


Was combing his auburn hair.

    C                                                  G7

The monkey, he got drunk, and jumped on the elephant's trunk


The elephant sneezed and fell to his knees


And that was the end of the monk,


The monk, the monk, the monk!


One group "vamps" the last line under the regular tune.  After once around, switch parts and sing it again!

The provenance of the attached easy arrangement of this is unknown.  It is part of a collection that people gave me over the years.  Please inform me if correctly attribute it.

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