Friday, 9 March 2012

DOUBLE DISNEY: THE BARE NECESSITIES/WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY



Two slices of unaldulterated joy from Disney One from the underrated Dumbo and one from the rightly Loved Jungle Book. They both swing and are very hep,and they fill you with the joys of spring.

Oliver Wallace / Ned Livingston

(Did you ever see an elephant fly?)

(Well, I seen a horsefly)

(And I seen a dragonfly)

(Yeah, I seen a housefly)

(Ha-ha-ha-ha)



Yeah, I seen all that too...



I seen a peanut stand, heard a rubber band

I seen a needle that winked its eye

But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything

When I see a elephant fly



(What d'you say, boy?)

I said when I see a elephant fly



I seen a front porch swing, heard a diamond ring

I seen a polka-dot railroad tie

But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything

When I see a elephant fly



(I saw a clothes horse, he r'ar up and buck)

(And they tell me that a man made a vegetable truck)

(I didn't see that, I only heard)

(But just to be sociable, I'll take your word)



(I heard a fireside chat, I saw a baseball bat)

(And I just laughed till I thought I'd die)

But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything

When I see a elephant fly



Well I be done seen 'bout ev'rything

When I see a elephant fly

(With the wings)

When I see an elephant fly

END VERSION:


(I seen a peanut stand, heard a rubber band)

(I seen a needle that winked it's eye)

ELEPHANTS:

Now I be done seen about ev'rything

When I see an elephant fly

(Oh my!)

CROWS:

When I see

When I see

When I see an elephant fly

(Look at him go)

When I see an elephant fly

(Happy landings, son)

(Yippee!)

When I see an elephant fly

I sure wish I'd a-got his autograph

(Oh man, I got his autograph)

Well, so long glamour boy!
 
Phil Harris /Bruce Rietherman

Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

I mean the bare necessities

Old Mother Nature's recipes

That brings the bare necessities of life



Wherever I wander, wherever I roam

I couldn't be fonder of my big home

The bees are buzzin' in the tree

To make some honey just for me

When you look under the rocks and plants

And take a glance at the fancy ants

Then maybe try a few



The bare necessities of life will come to you

They'll come to you!



Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

I mean the bare necessities

That's why a bear can rest at ease

With just the bare necessities of life



Now when you pick a pawpaw

Or a prickly pear

And you prick a raw paw

Next time beware

Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw

When you pick a pear

Try to use the claw

But you don't need to use the claw

When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw

Have I given you a clue ?



The bare necessities of life will come to you

They'll come to you!



So just try and relax, yeah cool it

Fall apart in my backyard

'Cause let me tell you something little britches

If you act like that bee acts, uh uh

You're working too hard



And don't spend your time lookin' around

For something you want that can't be found

When you find out you can live without it

And go along not thinkin' about it

I'll tell you something true



The bare necessities of life will come to you






1 comment:

  1. Love it! Speaking of a better and happy time (from your Tamiko post), whenever I hear the Jungle Book soundtrack I am propelled to my early childhood when I was mesmerized by the soundtrack LP owned by my first girlfriend Mary Beth (I was 7, she was 5). Particularly the long track "I Wanna Be Like You" which to my young ears was the equivalent of a kiddie opera! It sounded so evocative that it filled my mind with all sorts of nighttime images in the jungle -- I say nightime images because I hadn't seen the film and would not until the mid-80's LOL. This was in the 70s of course when one had to wait for Disney to release it to theaters ... no VCRs folks! And as for DUMBO, I have STILL never seen that movie. However, I owned the song "WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY" on a record of Disney songs and always loved its high energy and wacky singing! Thanks for the blast from the past!!!

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