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Matilda the Gorilla

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Words and Music by Mary Rice Hopkins

I had a pet Gorilla and her name was Matilda.
Matilda loved to sing songs everyday
and this is what gorilla Matilda would say.

Ah ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ah ah ah!
Ah ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ah ah ah!
Ah ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ah ah ah!
Ah ooh ooh ooh ooh ah ah ah!

So we’d go strolling through the park.
People would laugh and the dogs would bark.
They never understood a word Matilda would sing
But Matilda was doing her gorilla thing.

Finally the circus man came along
He said Matilda, “I know where you fit and belong.
We’ll put you in the circus to sing your songs.
You can monkey around all day long.”

Matilda was happy as can be.
She’d eat her bananas and swing from the trees.
Now at the zoo, you would see the singing Matilda family.

© 1980, Mary Rice-Hopkins. Big Steps 4 U (admin. by Music Services)