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The Unicorn

Shel Silverstein

4:4 Key:G

A [G]long time ago, when the [Am]Earth was green
There was [D]more kinds of animals, than [G]you'd ever seen
They'd [G]run around free, while the [Am]Earth was bein’ born
But the [G]loveliest of them all was the [Am]Ʌ u-[D]Ʌni-[G]corn

CHORUS:
There was [G]green alligators and [Am]long-necked geese
Some [D]humpty-backed camels, and some [G]chimpanzees
Some [G]cats and rats and elephants, but [Am]sure as you're born
The [G]loveliest of all was the [Am]Ʌ u-[D]Ʌni-[G]corn [G]

Now [G]God seen some sinnin’, and it [Am]gave Him pain
And He [D]says, "Stand back, I'm goin’ to [G]make it rain"
He says [G]"Hey brother Noah, I'll [Am]tell you what to do
[G]Build me a [Am]floa-[D]tin’ [G]zoo, and take some of them

CHORUS:
[G]Green alligators and [Am]long-necked geese
Some [D]humpty-backed camels, and some [G]chimpanzees
Some [G]cats and rats and elephants, but [Am]sure as you're born
[G]Don't you forget my [Am]Ʌ u-[D]Ʌni-[G]corns [G]

Old [G]Noah was there to [Am]answer the call
He [D]finished up makin’ the ark, just as the [G]rain started fallin’
He [G]marched in the animals [Am]two by two
And he [G]called out as [Am]they [D]went [G]through, “Hey Lord!

CHORUS:
I got your [G]green alligators and [Am]long-necked geese
Some [D]humpty-backed camels, and some [G]chimpanzees
Some [G]cats and rats and elephants, but [Am]Lord, I'm so forlorn
I [G]just can't see no [Am]Ʌ u-[D]Ʌni-[G]corns" [G]Ʌ

Then [G]Noah looked out, through the [Am]drivin’ rain
Them [D]unicorns were hidin’ [G]playin’ silly games
[G]Kickin’ and splashin’ while the [Am]rain was pourin’
[G]All them silly [Am]Ʌ u-[D]Ʌni-[G]corns


CHORUS:
There was [G]green alligators and [Am]long-necked geese
Some [D]humpty-backed camels, and some [G]chimpanzees
Noah [G]cried, "Close the door ‘cause the [Am]rain is pourin’
And [G]we just can't wait for no [Am]Ʌ u-[D]Ʌni-[G]corns" [G]

The [G]ark started movin’, it [Am]drifted with the tide
The [D]unicorns looked up from the [G]rocks and they cried
And the [G]waters came down and sort of [Am]Ʌ floated them away

SPOKEN And that's why you’ve never seen a unicorn, to this very day…

CHORUS:
You'll see [G]green alligators and [Am]long-necked geese
Some [D]humpty-backed camels, and some [G]chimpanzees
Some [G]cats and rats and elephants, but [Am]sure as you're born
You're [G]never gonna see no [Am]u…-[D]ni…-[G]corns [G]Ʌ [D]Ʌ [G]Ʌ



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Added or amended 26th August 2020
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