The Unicorn Song
(Words: Shel Silverstein)
(Famously performed by Tim H. Gaston)

A long time ago when the earth was green
There were more kinds of animals than you'd ever seen
And they'd run around free while the earth was being born
But the loveliest of all was the unicorn
There were

Green alligators
And long necked geese
Some humpy back camels
And some chimpanzees
There were cats and rats and elephants
But sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn

Now God seen some sinnin'
And it caused him pain
And He says, "Stand back!
I'm going to make it rain."
He says, "Hey, Brother Noah,
I'll tell you what to do,
Go and build me a floating zoo."
And you take

Green alligators
And long necked geese
Some humpy back camels
And some chimpanzees
There were cats and rats and elephants
But sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn

Now Noah was there and he answered the call
He finished up the ark as the rain began to fall
Then he marched in the animals two by two
And he sang this out as they went through,
Hey, Lord, I've got

Green alligators
And long necked geese
Some humpy back camels
And some chimpanzees
There were cats and rats and elephants
But sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn

Then Noah looked out through the driving rain
But the unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
They were kickin' and splashin' in the early misty mourn
Oh those poor and silly unicorns
There were

Green alligators
And long necked geese
Some humpy back camels
And some chimpanzees
There were cats and rats and elephants
But sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn

And then the ark started moving, and it drifted with the tides
And the unicorns looked up from the rock and they began to cry
And the water came down and sort of floated them away
And that's why you've never see a unicorn to this day
But you will see

Green alligators
And long necked geese
Some humpy back camels
And some chimpanzees
There were cats and rats and elephants
But sure as you're born
You're never gonna see no unicorns.