Lyrics/Music: Leslie Bricusse Disk: 1967 - She knows/Talk to the animals (Atlantic 2433) Disk 1967 - Talk to the animals/After you've gone (Atlantic 2433)
If we could talk to the animals, just imagine it, Chattin' to a chimp in chimpanzee, Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, What a neat achievement it would be!
If we could talk to the animals, learn all their languages, Maybe take an animal degree, We'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle, Alligator, guinea pig, and flea!
We would converse in polar bear and python, And we would curse in fluent kangaroo, If people ask us "can you speak rhinocerous?" We'd say "of courserous! Can't you?"
If we conferred with our furry friends, man to animal, Think of all the things we could discuss If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals, And they could talk to us!
(If I consulted with quadrupeds) and ever happen (Think what fun we'd have asking over) crocodiles (crocodiles for tea!)... (Or maybe lunch with two or three lions, walruses and sea lions What a lovely place the world would be!) other know... eh eh
(If I spoke slang to orangutans) ooh orangutans (The advantages any fool on earth could plainly see! ) eh... Discussing Eastern art and dramas, With intellectual llamas That's a big step forward you'll agree! )
We'd learn to speak in antelope and turtle Our Pekinese would be extremely good If we were asked to sing in hippopotamus Yeh we'd say "whynotamous?" and (I) would!
And we are sure every octopus, place and platapus So itny would see it has a plus If we could walk with the animals, talks with the animals Grunts and squeaks and squawks hee with the animals And they could talk to war! Yeah.