If I could talk to the animals, just imagine it, Chattin' with a chimp in chimpanzee, Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting with a cheetah, What a neat achievement it would be! If we could talk to the animals, learn all their languages, I could take an animal degree, I'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle, Alligator, guinea pig, and flea! I would converse in polar bear and python, And I would curse in fluent kangaroo, If people ask me "can you speak rhinocerous?" I'd say "of courserous! Can't you?" If I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal, Think of the amazing repartee If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals, And they could talk to me! If I consulted with quadrupeds Think what fun we'd have asking over crocodiles for tea! Or maybe lunch with two or three lions, walruses and sea lions What a lovely place the world would be! If I spoke slang to orangutans The advantages why any fool on earth could plainly see! Discussing Eastern art and dramas With intellectual llamas That's a big step forward you'll agree! I'd learn to speak in antelope and turtle And my Pekinese would be extremely good If I were asked to sing in hippopotamus I'd say Гўв‚¬Е“whynotamous?Гўв‚¬Вќ and I would! If I could parlay with pachyderms It's a fairy tale worthy of Hans Anderson and Grimm A man who walks with the animals and talks with the animals Grunts and squeaks and squawks with the animals and they could talk to him! Let me hear Гўв‚¬Лњem talk I'd study every creature's language So I could speak to all of them on site If friends said Гўв‚¬Е“can he talk in crab or maybe pelican?Гўв‚¬Вќ You'd say Гўв‚¬Е“I canny canГўв‚¬Вќ and you'd be right! And if you just stop and think of it Ain't no doubt of it I'm gonna win a place in history If I could walk with the animals Talk with the animals Grunt, squeak, squawk with the animals And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to me!