The Four Legged Zoo

アーティストBob Dorough
作詞Bob Dorough
作曲Bob Dorough
We went to the four-legged zoo
To visit our four-footed friends
Lions and tigers, cats and dogs
A goat and a cow and a couple o' hogs
A rhinoceros and of course a hippopotamus
And, oh yes, a horse!
There were elk and bison, a gnu or two
Giraffes and elephants, quite a few
A llama, alpaca, vicuna too
Zebras, ibexes and one bte kudu
It was swell
It liked the gazelle
Now Miss Simpson said
She teaches at school, you know
Yeah, she took us there
Well Miss Simpson said
If we counted every head on these quadrupeds
Then multiplied ihar nuznber by four
We d know how mam' feet weni through the door
If we aimed em all loose
Oh no. don t do that!
It's really a groovy zoo
But anyway, what Miss Simpson said
It was a good chance to work on our fours in our head

I'll take a lion, one times four
He's got four legs and maybe a roar
Gimme two camels... that s two times four
Eight legs walking 'cross the floor
A tiger and a lamb and a fat kudu
Would be three times four equals twelve legs too
But we might have to subtract
When that tiger was through! (Rrarr!)
Four four-footed friends, no matter whom
Would have sixteen legs, and it's always true
That four times four equals 16
And five times four is 20
Now a coach and six, if you were Cinderella
Would have you home by midnight (Aarr!)
If those twenty-four legs ran fast as light
Six times four equals 24 and seven times four equals 28
Anyone knows that, who cares about seven

And eight antelope have thirty-two legs
'Cause eight times four is 32
Here come a small herd of buffalo
They say they're getting extinct, you know
I can count nine-mat's thirty-six legs
Nine times four equals 36
Here comes a baby buffalo
That's good! That's ten!
And ten times four, you know, is 40
Eleven coyotes... eleven times four
Went slinkin' over the prairie floor
On all of their legs equals 44

Now twelve times four is as high as we go
Twelve times four equals 48
But there were so very, very, many, many more
Animals standing there by the gate
That we'd have to use a pencil if we counted them all
And we really had fun
And we saw every one
A bear, a cougar, a jackal, a yak
A fox, some deer, and a sweet giraffe
And I can't remember how many, many more
But we multiplied them all by four
And some of them thanked us with a roa


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