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.
There were green alligators and long neck geese,
Some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees,
Some cats and rats and elephants but sure as you’re born (CHORUS)
The loveliest of all was the unicorn. (1st and 2nd verses)
Don’t you forget my unicorn. (3rd verse)
Noah cried closed the door as the rain was pouring.
And he just couldn’t wait for no unicorn. (4th verse)
You’re never gonna see no unicorn. (5th verse)
Now God seen some sinning and it gave him pain.
So he said “Stand back I’m gonna make it rain.”
And then he said Hey Brother Noah, I’ll tell you what to do.
Build me a floating zoo and take some of them…….
Well, Noah was there to answer the call.
He finished building the ark as the rain started to fall.
He marched in the animals two by two.
And called them as they went through. Hey Lord, I got your…..
Well, Noah looked out through the driving rain.
The unicorns were hiding, playing silly games.
They were kicking and splashing as the rain was pouring.
Oh them silly unicorns.
Now the ark started moving and it drifted with the tide.
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried.
And the water came down and sort of floated them away.
(Spoken) And that’s why you’ve never seen a unicorn to this very day. You’ll see some….
Green alligators…..Bring hands wide and then bring them together.
Long neck geese….Move hand on neck and then out twice.
Humpty back camels…Move right arm up and down.
Chimpanzees….Make scratching motions and move feet.
Cats….Put both hands above head.
Rats….Put both hands on side of face.
Elephants….Move both hands from face to the ground like an elephants trunk.
As you’re born…Rock hands back and forth.
Unicorn…..Put 1 finger on head and dance around.
CommentA classic Irish song. I bet the Irish Rovers didn't think of these motions.
Song ContributorDavid Turner
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