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Dumbo When I See an Elephant Fly

song music by Frank Churchill, lyrics by Ned Washington, sung by Cliff Edwards as Jim Crow, Jim Carmichael and the Hall Johnson Choir, clip from Dumbo (1941) movie

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Song lyrics


TIMOTHY: Dumbo, the Ninth Wonder of the Universe! The world's only flyin' elephant!
CROW: Did you ever see an elephant fly?
CROW #1:Well, I've seen a horsefly.
CROW #2: Ah, I've seen a dragonfly.
CROW #3: Hee-hee. I've seen a housefly.
JIM CROW: Yeah! See, I've seen all that too.

[singing:]

I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band,
I saw a needle that winked its eye.
But I think I will have seen everything
When I see an elephant fly.

I saw a front porch swing, heard a diamond ring,
I saw a polka-dot railroad tie.
But I think I will have seen everything
When I see an elephant fly.

I seen a clothes horse, he r'ar up and buck
And they tell me that a man made a vegetable truck
I didn't see that, I only heard
But just to be sociable I'll take your word
I heard a fireside chat, I saw a baseball bat
And I just laughed till I thought I'd die
But I'd be done see'n about everything
When I see an elephant fly.

But I'd be done see'n about everything
When I see an elephant fly.

ALL CROWS: When I see an elephant fly.

Snapshot pictures

Dumbo, the Ninth Wonder of the Universe!
Dumbo, the Ninth Wonder of the Universe!
  I think I will have seen everything
I think I will have seen everything
When I see an elephant fly
When I see an elephant fly
  I didn't see that, I only heard
I didn't see that, I only heard


The song is included in Dumbo Movie Songs

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