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​Elephant Song

This song is by Giles, Giles and Fripp and appears on the album The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp (1968) by ​Giles, Giles & Fripp.

"Very very nice," said a man in the crowd
As the elephant jumped through a hoop
"Who asked you?" the elephant cried
As he stooped and took a bow
"Well it's not every day you see something like that
And I thought it was jolly good!"
"How do you know", the elephant said,
"You're a man and a fat one at that!"

"Very very nice," said a man in the crowd
When the golden voice appeared
She was gold all right, but then so is rust
"Such a shame about the beard."
"How dare you say things like that", it said,
"You ought to be ashamed!" - he was
"But I thought your voice was pretty good
And that beard is good for a goat!"

"Very very nice," said the same man in the crowd
The one the elephant said was fat
"He was all nyet," someone said with words
And I looked round with eyes
Hello, it's the peanut bride gooseing the aisle,
Her leather back towards the orchestra
"What you'd want, love?" she said to a man
"A four-penny please, and a six-penny bag."

"Very very nice," said a man in the crowd
As they smelled his peanut teeth
"Would you like some?"
I said, "Yes please"
We all had one tooth each
By now of course the second half had started
"Let's all warm our hands", said aloud
"My feet aren't cold on those sheepskin gloves."
"Ah but we're burning all the artists."

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written by Michael Giles.