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"The Unicorn" is an Irish Folk Song,
for singing on St. Patrick's Day, or whenever.

Lyrics:

A long time ago when the Earth was green,
There was more kinds of animals then you've ever seen.
And they'd run around free while the world was being born.
The loveliest of all was the Unicorn!

There was green alligators and long necked geese,
Hump back camels and chimpanzees.
Cats and rats and elephants but sure a you're born,
The loveliest of all was the Unicorn!

But the Lord seen some sinnin' and it caused him pain.
He says, "Stand back, I'm gonna make it rain.
So hey, Brother Noah, I'll tell you what to do.
Go and build me a floating zoo."

"You'll take two alligators and a couple of geese,
Two hump back camels and two chimpanzees.
Two cats, two rats, two elephants but as sure as you're born,
Noah, don't you forget my unicorns!"

Well, Noah looked out through the drivin' rain,
But the unicorns was hidin'-playin' silly games.
They were kickin' and a-splashin' while the rain was pourin',
Oh them foolish unicorns.

"So you take two alligators and a couple of geese,
Two hump back camels and two chimpanzees.
Two cats, two rats, two elephantsbut as sure as you're born,
Noah, don't you forget my unicorns."

And the the ark started movin' and it drifted with the tide,
And the unicorns looked up from the rock and cried.
And the water cameup and sort of floated them away,
That's why you've never seen a unicorn to this day.

You'll see a lot of alligators and a whole mess of geese,
You'll see hump back camels and chimpanzees.
You'll see cats and rats and elephants butas sure as you're born,
You're never gonna see no unicorn.



It is also a song The Irish Rovers sing on the:
Album: Ramblers & Gamblers
Record Label: Carlton Sounds
CD Number: 30360 01142
Release Year: 1997
Total Playing Time: 66:45

The text here has been slightly modifyed by: S. Silverstein

Lyrics:

(Verse 1):
A long time ago when the earth was green,
There were more kinds of animals than you've ever seen,
They'd run around free while the earth was being born,
But the loveliest of all was the Unicorn.

(Chorus):
There were green alligators, and long necked geese,
Some humpty-back camels and some chimpanzees,
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as your born,
The loveliest of all was the Unicorn.


(Verse 2):
Now God seen some sinning and it gave him pain,
And he said stand back I'm going to make it rain.
He said hey brother Noah I'll tell you what to do,
Build me a floating zoo... "And take some of them..."

(Repeat Chorus)

(Verse 3):
Well Noah was there to answer the call,
And he finished making the ark just as the rain started to fall.
He marched in the animals two by two,
And he called out as they went through... "Hey Lord I got your..."

(Repeat Chorus)

(Verse 4):
Well Noah looked out through the driving rain,
The Unicorns were hiding and playing silly games.
They were kicking and a-splashing while the rain was pouring,
Oh them silly Unicorns.

(Repeat 1/2 of the Chorus):
Noah cried close the door, because the rain is pouring,
And we just can't wait for no Unicorn.

(Verse 5):
Well the ark started moving and it drifted with the tide.
The Unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried,
And the waters came down and sort of floated them away,
"And that's why you've never seen a Unicorn - to this very day"

(Repeat Chorus)

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