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The Unicorn

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Gretchen Johnson

on 7 January 2013

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A long time ago, when the earth was green And there was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen, And the loveliest of all was the Unicorn. And they run around free while the world was bein' born, There was green alligators and long-neck geese. There was humpy bumpy camels and chimpanzees. There was catsandratsandelephants, but sure as you're born The loveliest of all was the Unicorn. But the Lord seen some sinnin', and it caused him pain. He says, "Stand back, I'm gonna make it rain." He says, "Hey Brother Noah, I'll tell ya whatcha do. Go and build me a floatin' zoo. And you take two alligators, and a couple of geese, Two humpy bumpy camels and two chimpanzees. Take two catsandratsandelephants, but sure as you're born, Noah, don't you forget my Unicorn." Now Noah was there, and he answered the callin', And he finished up the ark just as the rain started fallin'. He marched in the animals two by two, And he called out as they went through, "Hey Lord, I got your two alligators and your couple of geese, Your humpy bumpy camels and your two chimpanzees. Got your catsandratsandelephants-but Lord, I'm so forlorn 'Cause I just don't see no Unicorn." Ol' Noah looked out through the drivin' rain, But the Unicorns were hidin', playin' silly games. They were kickin' and splashin' in the misty morn, Oh them silly Unicorn. Then the goat started goatin', and the snake started snakin', The mouse started squeakin', and the lion started roarin', The elephant started elephantin', and the boat started shakin'. And everyone's aboard but the Unicorn. I mean the green alligators and the long-neck geese, The humpy bumpy camels and the chimpanzees. Noah cried, "Close the door 'cause the rain is pourin'- And we just can't wait for them unicorn." Then the ark started movin', and it drifted with the tide, And the unicorns looked up from their rock and cried. And the water come up and sort of floated them away- You'll see a lot of alligators and a whole mess of geese. You'll see humpy bumpy camels and lots of chimpanzees. You'll see catsandratsandelephants, but sure as you're born You're never gonna see no Unicorn. That's why you've never seen a unicorn to this day. The Unicorn By: Shel Silverstein Presented By: Gretchen Johnson Block 4 Mr. Buehler January 7th, 2013 Bibliography
Green Earth: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/keep-earth-green/images/10959445/title/green-earth-fanart
Free Horses: http://www.posterlounge.co.uk/a-winter-scenic-of-running-horses-pr205023.html
Alligator 1: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/two-alligators-garry-gay.html
Alligators 2, 3, and 4: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/alligators-and-crocodiles/#/baby-nile-croc_3311_600x450.jpg
Alligator 5: http://koch-photo.de/shop.php
Geese 1: http://www.saawinternational.org/geeseandducks.htm
Geese 2: http://www.theanimalprintshop.com/two-geese-no.-2/
Geese 3: http://www.thom.org/gallery/animals/geese/
Geese 4: http://www.doodlecafe.com/cafe/birds/clumsy_geese.040501201129_two_geese_in_love.html
Geese 5: http://www.123rf.com/photo_6902417_two-geese-walking-away-towards-sea.html
Camels: http://www.lynxeds.com/hmw/photo/bactrian-camel
Camels 2, 3, 4, and 5: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/camels/
Chimpanzees 1, 2, 3, and 4: http://true-wildlife.blogspot.com/2011/02/chimpanzee.html
Chimpanzees 5: http://www.african-safari-pictures.com/baby-chimpanzee.html
Cats 1: http://kaheel7.com/eng/index.php/gods-creations/339-jumping-techniques-of-cats
Cats 2: http://www.fun54.com/beautiful-home-wild-cats-hd-wallpapers-home-pets-wallpapers/beautiful-brown-cute-cat-in-the-garden-nature-scenery-green-background-wallpaper
Cats 3: http://www.photocase.com/photo/255122-stock-photo-nature-plant-summer-flower-animal-cat
Cats 4: http://luxehdwallpaper.com/nature-cats-animals-hunting-hd-wallpaper-32655.html
Rats 1: http://www.sheknows.com/pets-and-animals/articles/810315/kidney-disease-in-rats
Rats 2: http://depositphotos.com/1067432/stock-photo-Two-rats.html
Rats 3: http://www.warrenphotographic.co.uk/10516-two-baby-silver-rats-5-weeks-old
Rats 4 and 5: http://blog.petsolutions.com/small-pet-pet-care-corner/2011/2/4/when-choosing-a-small-pet-dont-rule-out-rats.html
Elephants 1, 2, 3, and 4: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/elephants/#/asian-elephant_449_600x450.jpg
Elephant 5: http://www.personal.psu.edu/afr3/blogs/SIOW/2011/10/the-elephants-trunk.html
Hippos, Seals, Raccoons, Camels, Owls, and Horses: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/animal-pairs/
Unicorns 1, 3, 4, and 5: http://www.allaboutunicorns.com/gallery.php?page=1
Unicorn 2: https://www.unicorns.com/home.php
Unicorn 6: http://thatsjustplainweird.tumblr.com/
Unicorn 7: http://shara-moonglow.deviantart.com/art/Funky-Unicorn-105436829
Unicorn 8: http://free-extras.com/images/unicorns_in_water-1844.htm
Unicorn 9: http://www.123rf.com/photo_9098172_a-white-unicorn-wading-in-the-water.html
Unicorns on a Rock: http://www.thegoodtimesblog.com/2012/12/congrats-on-your-unicorn-lair-north.html
Hiding Unicorns: http://howtocarveroastunicorn.blogspot.com/p/my-stuff-2010-and-earlier.html
Silly Unicorn: http://www.shakesville.com/2012/02/open-thread_23.html
Lord Seen Some Sinning: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1942278/posts
Rain: http://www.vinylwallart.com/raincloud.html
Rain 2: http://ghananewsagency.org/social/rainstorm-destroys-houses-in-navrongo-and-paga-42797
Noah: http://www.sandtonshul.co.za/noah-took-120-years-to-build-the-ark/
Noah 2: http://www.holy-bible-aliens.com/?tag=noah
Noah 3: http://nova.ming-landers.biz/gallery.html
Ark: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0428/Noah-s-Ark-discovered.-Again.
Ark 2: http://www.thewordout.net/pages/page.asp?page_id=56530
Ark 3: http://www.havingleftthealtar.com/2011_01_01_archive.html
Ark 4: http://the-militant-atheist.org/noahs-ark.html
Ark 5: http://transitionvoice.com/2010/12/noahs-ark-no-kind-of-escape-plan/
Goat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat
Mouse: http://www.warrenphotographic.co.uk/04071-house-mouse
Door: http://www.edupics.com/coloring-page-close-the-door-i13555.html
Cancel Sign: http://theshareholderactivist.com/tools-for-shareholder-activists/free-download-living-with-rejection-reasons-why-shareholder-proposals-are-excluded/
Lion: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/lion%20roaring
Snake: http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-is-worlds-most-poisonous-snake.html The Unicorn
A long time ago, when the earth was green
And there was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen,
And they run around free while the world was bein' born,
And the loveliest of all was the Unicorn.
There was green alligators and long-neck geese.
There was humpy bumpy camels and chimpanzees.
There was catsandratsandelephants, but sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the Unicorn.

But the Lord seen some sinnin', and it caused him pain.
He says, "Stand back, I'm gonna make it rain."
He says, "Hey Brother Noah, I'll tell ya whatcha do.
Go and build me a floatin' zoo.
And you take two alligators and a couple of geese,
Two humpy bumpy camels and two chimpanzees.
Take two catsandratsandelephants, but sure as you're born
Noah, don't you forget my Unicorn."

Now Noah was there, and he answered the callin'
And he finished up the ark just as the rain started fallin'.
He marched in the animals two by two,
And he called out as they went through,
"Hey Lord, I got your two alligators and your couple of geese,
Your humpy bumpy camels and your chimpanzees.
Got your catsandratsandelephants -- but Lord, I'm so forlorn
'Cause I just don't see no Unicorn."

Ol' Noah looked out through the drivin' rain
But the Unicorns were hidin', playin' silly games.
They were kickin' and splashin' in the misty morn,
Oh them silly Unicorn.
Then the goat started goatin', and the snake started snakin',
The elephant started elephantin', and the boat started shaking'.
The mouse started squeakin', and the lion started roarin',
And everyone's aboard but the Unicorn.
I mean the green alligators and the long-neck geese,
The humpy bumpy camels and the chimpanzees.
Noah cried, "Close the door 'cause the rain is pourin'--
And we just can't wait for them Unicorn."

Then the ark started movin', and it drifted with the tide,
And the Unicorns looked up from the rock and cried.
And the water come up and sort of floated them away--
That's why you've never seen a Unicorn to this day.
You'll see a lot of alligators and a whole mess of geese.
You'll see humpy bumpy camels and lots of chimpanzees.
You'll see catsandratsandelephants, but sure as you're born
You're never gonna see no Unicorn.
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