“Animal Song”


"Alligator, hedgehog, anteater, bear, Rattlesnake, buffalo, anaconda, hare." Similar stanzas list additional animals, with absolutely no commentary; it just lists species, often quite improbable (South Guinea hen, dodo, ibex, glowworm, snail)


Songs of this type typically are used for teaching, but given the strange and disorganized list of creatures, I doubt that is the case here. - RBW


  1. Gardner/Chickering 198, "Animal Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3710
  3. BI, GC198


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Gardner/Chickering)
Keywords: animal nonballad
Found in: US(MW)