Thursday, June 28, 2012

If I Could Talk To The Animals

Performed By: Rex Harrison
Lyrics/Music: Leslie Bricusse
Album: 1967 - Dr. Dolittle

If we could talk to the animals,
Just imagine it,
Chatting to a chimp in chimpanzee.
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah
What a neat achievement that would be.

(Animal Kingdom)

If we could talk to the animals, 
Learn their languages.
Maybe take an animal degree. 

(Magic Kingdom)

I'd study elephant and eagle,

(Animal Kingdom)

Buffalo and beagle,
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea.

(Animal Kingdom)

I would converse in polar bear and python, 
And we could curse in fluent kangaroo.If people asked me, can you speak in rhinoceros,
We'd say, "Of courserous, can't you?" 

(Animal Kingdom)
I'd conferred with our furry friends,  Man to animal,
Think of the amazing repartee

(My Sister's cat, Miss Kitty, and her kittens)

If I could walk with the animals,
Talk with the animals,
Grunt and speak and squawk with the animals
And they could talk to me!

(Fountain of Youth - St. Augustine, Florida)

If I consulted with the quadrupeds
Think what fun we'd have asking over
crocodiles for tea!

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

Or maybe lunch with two or three lions,
Walruses and sea lions
What a lovely place the world would be!

(Lion King Show - Disney World)

If I spoke slang to orangutans
The advantages any fool on earth could plainly see!
Discussing Eastern art and dramas
With intellectual llamas
That's a big step forward you'll agree!

(International Festival)

I'd learn to speak in antelope and turtle
My Pekingese would be extremely good,

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

If I were asked to sing in hippopotamusI'd say, "whynotamous?", and would!

(Animal Kingdom)

If I could parlay with pachyderms,
It's a fairy tale worthy of Hans Anderson and Grimm.

(Hilton Head Island)
A man who walks with the animals,
Talks with the animals,
Grunts and squeaks and squawks with the animals.

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

It's incredible, it's impossible, but it's true.
A man can talk to the animals.

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

It's a miracle.
In a year from now I guarantee,
I'll be the marvel of the mammals,
Playing chess with camels.
No more just a boring old M.D.
I'll study every living creatures language,
So I can speak to all of them on sight.

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)

If friends say can he talk in crab or pelican?
You'll say like hellican!
And you'll be right!

(The Inn at Palmetto Bluff - South Carolina)

And if you just stop to think of it,
There's no doubt of it,
I shall win a place in history.
When, I can walk with the animals,
Talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals.

(Animal Kingdom Lodge)
And they could squeak and squawk and Talk to Me!
(Animal Kingdom Lodge)


  1. Fun pictures and comments. Wouldn't it be great if we could talk to the animals?

  2. Oh, my! An absolutely fabulous song and photos to accompany today! This was so much fun to journey through the song, singing it in my head while looking at your photos! I loved it!

  3. This is just soooooooooooo, so fun!!! What a fabulous song choice today. It's a feel good song, and it truly made me tap my feet along with the lyrics. Awesome. GREAT photos.

  4. Excellent excellent!!! What wonderful pictures to go along with this great song.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  5. What a fabulous collection of perfect photos to go with this song! I haven't thought of Dr. Dolittle in years, but I think of animals every day.


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