Effervescing Elephant



Lyrics - Syd Barrett

Music - Syd Barrett


An effervescing elephant
with tiny eyes, and great big trunk
once whispered to the tiny ears
the ears of one inferior
that by the next June he'd die, oh yeah!
Because the tiger would roam
and the little one said oh my goodness I must stay at home
and everytime I hear a growl
I'll know the tiger's on the prowl
and I'll be really safe you know.
The elephant told me so
And everyone was nervy, oh yeah!
And the message was spread
to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus
who wallowed in the mud and chewed
his spicy hippoplancton food
and tended to ignore the word
perfering to survey a herd
of stupid water bison, oh yeah!
And the jungle took fright
and ran around for all the day and the night
but all in vain because you see
the tiger came and said to me
"You know I wouldn't hurt not on you
I perfer something to chew
you're all too scant, oh yeah!"
He ate the elephant....


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