the unicorn

the unicorn

The Unicorn Song - The Irish Rovers (Cover) with lyrics and chords

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View more of Steve's most popular videos. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6avzL8sRCxRwAdoxY_M7eQzQpFdX5kn The Unicorn Song, by Shel Silverstein, 1968, was made very popular by Canadian band The Irish Rovers. It sold 8 million copies worldwide, and reached #7 in the US Hot 100 and #5 in Ireland. It can still be heard regularly in Irish pubs. The Irish Rovers enjoyed great success in both the US and Canada during the late 60's and most of the 70's, performing on various TV shows like The Smother's Brothers, The Michael Douglas Show, The Dating Game, The Pig and Whistle, and The Beachcombers. The Irish Rovers were offered their own TV show in 1971, and The Irish Rovers show ran on CBC for 7 years. The Rovers continue a prolific music career and just released their latest recording, Drunken Sailor. I have fond memories of seeing the Rovers on TV as a kid, and The Unicorn Song has just stuck with me all these years. Lyrics & Chords: A [G] long time ago, when the [Am] Earth was green There was [D7] more kinds of animals than [G] you've ever seen They'd [G7] run around free while the [C] Earth was being born And the [G] loveliest of all was the [D7] uni [G] corn There was [G] green alligators and [Am] long-necked geese Some [D7] humpty backed camels and some [G] chimpanzees Some cats and rats and [G7] elephants, but [C] sure as you're born The [G] loveliest of all was the [D7] uni [G] corn The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain And He says, "Stand back, I'm going to make it rain" He says, "Hey Noah, I'll tell you what to do Build me a floating zoo, and take some of those... Green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born Don't you forget My unicorns Old Noah was there to answer the call He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall He marched the animals two by two And he called out as they came through Hey Lord, I've got green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I'm so forlorn I just can't find no unicorns" And Noah looked out through the driving rain Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling Oh, them silly unicorns There was green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Noah cried, "Close the door because the rain is falling And we just can't wait for no unicorns" The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried And the waters came down and sort of floated them away That's why you never see unicorns to this very day You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born You're never gonna see no unicorns