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The Monkeys' Baseball Game

Words and Music by Tom Paxton

One day the telephone rang-a-lang-lang, way up in the coconut tree
Mister Monkey folded up his paper, "Someone's coalling me."
"Hello, hello, who ya wanna speak to? There's no need to scream!
Someone wants to play a game, with the monkeys' baseball team.

All through the treetops, beating on the cocoanuts, blam-ma-lam-ma-lam-ma-lam-ma boom.
Everyone get your uniform on and get to the dressing room.
Fielders don't forget your gloves, somebody bring the ball.
It's time for the monkeys' baseball game, when we get the telephone call.

When the monkeys play the monkeys' way,
You'll be glad you came;
You never saw the equal of
The monkeys' baseball game.

Chimpanzee played left field, baboon played in right.
Orangutan on the pitchers mound was a most imposing sight.
But the sight you never saw before and you can bet your hat,
Was the mighty roar that went up when the gorilla came to bat.


The other animals had their team, the pitcher was a kangaroo.
First the umpire said, "Strike one!" Then he said, "Strike two!"
Gorilla swung his great big bat, the ball flew up in the sky.
It dropped in the beak of the pelican bird as it was flying by!


Now, Mister Pelican came to earth just to see the fun,
But since he landed over the wall, the umpire said, "Home run!"
Gorilla lumbered around the bases, monkeys cheered his name,
Oh what fun in the jungle at the monkeys' baseball game!


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