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The Unicorn Song Irish Rovers Shel Silverstein
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C Dm
A long time ago when the earth was green
G C
There was more kinds of animals than you'd ever seen
C Dm
They'd run around free while the world was being born
C Dm G C
But the loveliest of them all was the u--ni--corn
Chorus:
C Dm
There was green alligators and long necked geese
G C
Some humpy back camels and some chimpanzees
C Dm
Cats and rats and elephants but sure as you're born
C Dm G C
The loveliest of all was the u--ni--corn

But the Lord seen some sinnin' and it caused him pain
He said "Stand back - I'm gonna make it rain
So hey brother Noah, I'll tell you what to do,
Build me a floating zoo."
Chorus:
And you take two alligators and a couple of geese
Two hump back camels and two chimpanzees
Two cats, two rats, two elephants but sure as you're born
Noah, don't you forget my u--ni--corn.

Now Noah was there and he answered the callin'
And he finished up the ark as the rain started fallin'
And he marched in the animals two by two
And he sung out as they went through
Chorus:
"Hey Lord, I got you two alligators and a couple of geese
Two hump back camels and two chimpanzees
Two cats, two rats, two elephants but sure as you're born
Lord, I just don't see your u--ni--corns."

Well, Noah looked out through the driving rain,
But the unicorns were hiding - playing silly games,
They were kickin' and a-spashin' while the rain was pourin'
Oh them foolish unicorns.
[Repeat second chorus]
And then the ark started moving and it drifted with the tide,
And the unicorns looked up from the rock and cried,
And the water came up and sort of floated them away,
That's why you've never seen a unicorn to this day.
Chorus:
"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 but sure as you're born
You're never gonna see no u--ni--corns."

WASN'T THAT A PARTY Time: 2/2 Tenor: E Bass: C - D

CHORUS:
1 * * *
Could've been the whiskey
* * * *
Might've been the gin
* * * *
Could've been the three or four six-packs, I don't know
17 * *
But look at the mess I'm in
* 4 * *
My head is like a football
* 1 * *
I think I'm going to die
* 5 * *
Tell me, me oh, me oh my
* 1 * *
Wasn't that a party

1 * * *
Someone took a grapefruit
* * * *
Wore it like a hat
* * * * *
I saw someone under my kitchen table
57 * *
Talking to my old tom cat
* 4 *
They were talking about hockey
* 1 *
The cat was talking back
* 5 * *
Long about then every-thing went black
* 1 * *
Wasn't that a party (CHORUS)

* 4 * *
I'm sure it's just my memory
* 1 * *
Playing tricks on me
2 * * *
But I think I saw my buddy
* * 5 *
Cutting down my neighbour's tree (CHORUS)
GO TO PAGE TWO
NOTES:
- Chords change on each verse - no pattern
- Last verse can be raised a whole tone
WASN'T THAT A PARTY (PAGE TWO)

* 4 * *
Billy Joe and Tommy
* 1 * *
Well they went a little far
2 * * *
They were sitting in the back yard, blowing on a sireen
* * 5 *
>From somebody's police car

* 1 * *
So you see, Your Honour
* * * *
It was all in fun
* * * *
The little bitty track meet down on main street
* 57 * *
Was just to see if the cops could run
* 4 * *
Well they run us in to see you
* 1 * *
In an alcoholic haze
* 5 * *
I sure can use those thirty days
* 1 * *
To re-cover from the party (CHORUS)
ENDING: CHORUS, REPEATING "wasn't that a party"
SYMBOLS:
- Asterisk (*) = new measure, play same chord
- Period (.) = 1/8 note rest at start of a measure
- Underline(_) = sustain note into next measure
CHORDS (Number System):
- Example: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
- Key of C: C D E F G A B

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

G
CHORUS Grandma got run over by a reindeer
C
walking home from our house Christmas Eve
D
You can say theres no such thing as santa
G D G
but as for me and grandpa we believe
Em D
She'd been drinking too much egg nog
G
and we warned her not to go
C
but she forgot her medication
G D G
and she wandered out the door into the snow

When we found her Christmas morning

at the scene of the attack
there were hoofprints on her forehead
and incriminating claw marks on her back
CHORUS
It's not Christmas without grandma
all the familys dressed in black
and we just cant help but wonder
should we open up her gifts or send them back !
CHORUS
Now were all so proud of grandpa
he's been taking this so well
see him in there watching football
drinking beer and playing cards with cousin mel
CHORUS
Now the goose is on the table
and the pudding made of fig
and the blue and silver candles
that would just have matched the hair in grandmas wig
CHORUS
I've warned all my friends and neighbors
better watch out for your selfs
they should never give a license
to a man who dirves a sleigh and plays with elfs !
CHORUS

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