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Whats this song?

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Gordon Gnu, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Gordon Gnu

    Gordon Gnu
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    My little girls keeps singing this song and i'd like to get it on CD for her. I only have some of the lyrics so i was wondering if anyone can name the title and artist so i can track it down?

    As follows:

    So I asked him what's that creature there
    He answered, "It's a helk"
    I might have gone on thinking that was true
    If the animal in question hadn't
    Put that cap to shame
    and remarked "I ain't a Helk"
    I'm a Gnu
    I'm a Gnu
    I'm a Gnu
    How do you do?
    You really ought to know
    who's who
    I'm a Gnu
    Spelled G-N-U
    I'm g-not a camel or a kangaroo
    So let me introduce
    I'm g-neither man or moose
    Oh G-no, G-no, G-no - I'm a Gnu

    Cheers
     
  2. Dave N

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    I used to have this - its by Flanders and Swann I think (its a really long time ago).

    R
    Dave

    Ronald Flanders and Donald Swann but not positive about that
     
  3. Gordon Gnu

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    Cheers for that Dave N. I've done a search and found the full lyrics :)

    As follows:

    THE GNU SONG

    A year ago, last thursday
    I was strolling in the zoo
    when I met a man who though he knew the lot.
    He was laying down the law about the habits of baboons and how many spines a porcupine has got.
    So I asked him:
    'What's that creature there'
    He answered: 'Oh, it's a h'Elk'
    I might of gone on thinking that was true
    If the animal in question hadn't put that chap to shame
    And remarked: 'I h'aint a h'Elk
    I'm a Gnu'
    'I'm a Gnu
    I'm a Gnu
    The g-nicest work of g-nature in the zoo I'm a Gnu
    How do you do You realy ought to k-now w-ho's w-ho's
    I'm a Gnu
    Spelt G-N-U
    I'm g-not a Camel or a Kangaroo
    So let me introduce
    I'm g-neither man or moose
    Oh g-no g-no g-no I'm a Gnu'

    I had taken furnished lodgings down at Rustington-on-sea
    Whence I travelled on th Ashton-under-lyme it was actually
    And the second night I stayed there I was woken from a dream
    That I'll tell you all about some other time
    Among the hunting trophies on the wall above my bed
    Stuffed and mounted, was a face I thought I knew;
    A Bison? No, it's not a Bison. An Okapi? Unlikely, Really. A Hartebeeste?
    When I though I heard a voice:
    I'm a Gnu
    I'm a Gnu
    A g-nother gnu
    I wish I could g-nash my teeth at you
    I'm a Gnu
    How do you do
    You realy ought to k-now w-ho's w-ho's
    I'm a Gnu
    Spelt G-N-U
    Call me Bison or Okapi and I'll sue
    G-nor am I the least like that dreadful Hartebeeste
    Oh, g-no, g-no, g-no,
    G-no g-no g-no I'm a Gnu
    G-no g-no g-no I'm a Gnu

    It's very G-nice of you.

    All i need now is to find the song on CD :smashin:
     
  4. Dick Donkey

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    So it's not Gnu's Aloud then? :laugh:
     
  5. Gordon Gnu

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    Or Gnu 2 :rotfl:
     
  6. Dick Donkey

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    Or Gnu kids on the block.:D
     
  7. Gordon Gnu

    Gordon Gnu
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    Maybe Gnu Order perhaps?
     
  8. Dick Donkey

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    Possibly Olivia Gnu'ton John.
     
  9. Billy Blowfish

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    I think that you are confusing him with Ronald McDonald as it was Michael Flanders.

    Other well known songs included "A Transport of Delight" and "The Hippopotamus"
     
  10. Billy Blowfish

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    One of Flanders & Swanns lesser known works was a song about Hifi called "Song of Reproduction"

    had a little Gramophone
    I wound it round and round
    And with a sharpish needle
    It made a cheerful sound
    And then they amplified it
    It was much louder then
    And used sharpened fibre needles
    To make it soft again.

    Today for reproduction
    I'm as eager as can be
    Count me among the faithful fans
    Of High Fi-de-li-ty

    High Fidelity
    Hi-Fi's the thing for me
    With an LP disc and an FM set
    And a corner reflex cabinet
    High frequency range
    Complete with auto-change
    All the highest notes niether sharp nor flat
    The ear can't hear as high as that
    Still I ought to please any passing bat
    With my High Fidelity

    Any other Hifi or AV related songs out there ?
     
  11. darth_sidious

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    How about radio ga ga by Queen????

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     

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