The Party at the Zoo

Written By: Apsley Street
Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans
Copyright © 1998 KIDiddles.com

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One morning in the summertime,
The birds out at the zoo,
Said they would give a party
And invite the others, too.
The goose, she made a little pen
Out of a pretty quill,
And served the invitations,
Which she carried in her bill.

Party at the zoo, tweedle-dee!
Would you like to come with me?
Party at the zoo, tweedle-dum!
Would you like to join the fun?

The monkeys said that they would come
If they could get a chance,
The kangaroo said he would too
And have a little dance.
The lion said he'd be around
And bring the sly raccoon.
The big brown bear said he'd be there
And hug the old baboon.

Party at the zoo, tweedle-dee!
Would you like to come with me?
Party at the zoo, tweedle-dum!
Would you like to join the fun?

So very soon, one sunny morn,
They met upon the lawn.
The cockatoo cried "how de doo"
And scared the timid fawn.
The elephant and nanny goat
With ribbons on her horns,
Went dancing 'round and trod upon
The poor old camel's corns.
(OUCH!)

Party at the zoo, tweedle-dee!
Would you like to come with me?
Party at the zoo, tweedle-dum!
Would you like to join the fun?

They had a supper, very nice,
The cows, they ate some hay;
The kittens sipped from bowls of milk
The deer had grass all day.
The goats ate popcorn paper, and
The frogs on flies were fed;
The monkeys munched on fresh peanuts
And the ducks had milk and bread.

Party at the zoo, tweedle-dee!
Would you like to come with me?
Party at the zoo, tweedle-dum!
Would you like to join the fun?

Night came at last, the moon was up,
And music was the thing.
The crickets, owls and katydids
Then all began to sing.
The ducks and geese began to quack,
The tiger shook his head;
The lion yawned and said "I'm tired,
'Tis time to go to bed."

Party at the zoo, tweedle-dee!
I hope that you had fun with me!
Party at the zoo, tweedle-dum!
Now it's time to sleep...
HO-HUM!

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