When I See An Elephant FlyWords & Music by Ned Washington & Oliver Wallac
Recorded by Cliff Edwards, 1941
From the Walt Disney movie "Dumbo"
Em7 Edim D B7 I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band, Em7 Edim D D6 I saw a needle that winked its eye. F#7 B7 But I think I will have seen everything E7/9 A6/7/9 A7/9 A7sus4 D When I see an el - e - phant fly. Em7 Edim D B7 I saw a front porch swing, heard a diamond ring, Em7 Edim D D6 I saw a polka-dot railroad tie, F#7 B7 But I think I will have seen everything E7/9 A6/7/9 A7/9 A7sus4 D When I see an el - e - phant fly. G Em7 G/B A7+5 D D7 Dah daht doo daht wow. G Em Gm7 Gdim I saw a clothes horse, he r'ar up and buck, D G G/B D And they tell me that a man made a vegetable truck; G Em7 Gm7 I didn't see that, I only heard, E7 Bm7-5 A7 E7 A7 But just to be sociable, I'll take your word. Em7 Edim D B7 I heard a fireside chat, I saw a baseball bat, Em7 Edim D D6 And I just laughed till I thought I'd die; F#7 B7 But I'd be done see'n about everything E7/9 A6/7/9 A7/9 A7sus4 D When I see an el - e - phant fly.
*Requested by recent visitor Jack Hedquist.
You may recognize the name of Cliff Edwards, but even if you don't, you'd certainly recognize his voice -- he sang other great songs from Walt Disney movies, perhaps most notably as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in "Pinochio."