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The Jungle Book Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song)

music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman, performed by J. Pat O'Malley (Colonel Hathi), Verna Felton (Winifred), Clint Howard (Junior) and the Disney Studio Chorus (the elephants), clip from The Jungle Book (1967) movie

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Song lyrics


Hup, two, three, four
Keep it up
Two, three, four
Hup, two, three, four
Keep it up, two, three, four
Hup, two, three, four

MOWGLI [speaking]: A parade!
BAGHEERA [speaking]: Oh, no! The Dawn Patrol again.
COLONEL HATHI [yelling]: Company... sound off!

Oh, the aim of our patrol
[WINIFRED] Is a question rather droll
For to march and drill
Over field and hill
[COLONEL HATHI] Is a military goal
[CHORUS] Is a military goal

Hup, two, three, four
Dress it up, two, three, four

By the ranks or single file
Over every jungle mile
Oh, we stamp and crush
Through the underbrush
[JUNIOR] In the military style
[CHORUS] Is a military goal

Oh, we march from here to there
And it doesn't matter where
You can hear us push
through the deepest bush
Hup, two, three, four
With a military air

We're a crackerjack brigade
On a pachyderm parade
But we'd rather stroll
To a water hole
[JUNIOR] Hup, two, three, four
[CHORUS] For a furlough in the shade

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Company... sound off!
Company... sound off!
  Oh, the aim of our patrol
Oh, the aim of our patrol
Is a question rather droll
Is a question rather droll
  Is a military goal
Is a military goal
The song is included in The Jungle Book Movie Songs

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