Name that song!

@snowcat46 (2323)
United States
March 17, 2009 3:37pm CST
I'm putting this out here cause I really don't have a clue about it. I don't know who sang it or what it's called, but it played on a station today. It was sung with an Irish accent, and it's about Noah's ark. Noah was told to take the animals in 2 by 2, but don't forget the lovely unicorns! "green alligators, long necked geese cats and rats and ... and don't forget me lovely unicorns" I wrote in the words i can remember, not that they're much. It went on to say that it started raining, and the unicorns were being silly and playing in the water, they wouldn't come on the ark because of that. And that's why you'll see "green alligators, long necked geese ........................ but you'll never see a unicorn" It's not much to go on, I know. I was a long way from pen and paper when it was on the radio, and a long time from home, so my memory isn't the best. But it was a pretty sounding song and I'd like to find it. If I could figure out who sang it, and what it was called! Thanks.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Ah nuts...see I was beaten to it...oh, well--thought I'd post it hear anyway Found it on this site http://www.unicornlady.net/poetry/poetry2.html (A Poem by Shel Silverstein -- recorded by the Irish Rovers) The Unicorn A long time ago, when the Earth was green There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen They'd run around free while the Earth was being born And the loveliest of all was the unicorn. There was . . . Green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born The loveliest of all was the unicorn. The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain And He says, "Stand back, I'm going to make it rain" He says, "Hey Noah, I'll tell you what to do Build me a floating zoo, and take some of those . . . Green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born Don't you forget My unicorns." Old Noah was there to answer the call He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall He marched the animals two by two And he called out as they came through "Hey Lord, I've got green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I'm so forlorn I just can't find no unicorns." And Noah looked out through the driving rain Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling Oh, them silly unicorns! There was . . . Green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Noah cried, "Close the door because the rain is falling And we just can't wait for no unicorns." The ark started moving, 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 That's why you never see unicorns to this very day. You'll see . . . Green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born You're never gonna see no unicorn!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
LOL Pye, now I'll have ALL the words in my head for weeks, not just the chorus! ROFL
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
19 Mar 09
Thanks!! I can't believe I'd never heard it before. My hubs couldn't believe it either. It's been around forever, but this is really the first time I'd ever heard it. I fell in love as soon as I'd heard it. Aren't they just the prettiest lyrics? Darn it, there I go again, singing it over and over in my head. Sigh.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I KNOW you've been flooded (pun intended) with responses, but its The Unicorn Song by the Irish Rovers
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
19 Mar 09
Ah well, your pun is just water under the bridge. lol I honestly didn't expect even one answer! I figured it was some song lost in antiquity and I'd have to wait weeks or months for an answer. Then lo and behold, here are all these! It brings a tear to me eye, don't ya know?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
17 Mar 09
I remember seeing the Irish Rovers perform this in a pub once. They had the whole place up on their feet clapping and singing along. What a great song to get the feet a tapping and the hands a clapping! Such memories. Thanks snowcat and a Happy St. Paddy's day to you!
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I think I'm gonna have to go looking for an Irish Rovers cd. If I liked this song so much, I'd probably like more of theirs. They had such lovely crooning sort of voices. I wish I'd seen them in person. I'm so envious!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Mar 09
They are fun. You'll enjoy them.......
@messageme (2821)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Sorry can't help you. I don't think I have even heard of the song before. What kind of song is it? Were you listening to it on a oldies, country, RB?
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
19 Mar 09
It was on an oldies station. My hubs was shocked that I'd never heard it before. But now that i have, I'm in love!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
17 Mar 09
That's a lovely song and I can almost sing it, but not enough to tell you the title. Hope someone else gets it or I'll be up all night.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
19 Mar 09
They did, and another one posted the lyrics. Aren't these nice people? I'd never heard the song before.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
17 Mar 09
The song is entitled "The Unicorn" and is by the Irish Rovers. It's taken from a poem by Shel Silverstein. I've always loved it, too.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Thanks! It does have such a pretty tune, doesn't it?
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• China
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@zhenghong (179)
• China
19 Mar 09
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