Kamahl - The elephant song
Tekst: Gregor Frenkel Frank / Muziek: Hans van Hemert
(1975)






“Tell me”, said the elephant
“Tell me brothers, if you can
Why all the world is full of creatures
Yet, we grow in fear of man”



“Tell me”, said the elephant
“Tell me why this has to be
We have to run from man the hunter
Never safe and never free”



People kill without regret
Although they fly by Jumbo Jet
Let the world of man remember
Let the children not forget



Gentle is the elephant
Pulling loads and everything
We love to hear the children laughing
When we’re in the circus ring



Happy was the elephant
Happy was his jungle life
And then they came, the cruel hunters
With the rifle and the knife



People kill without regret
Although they fly by Jumbo Jet
Let the world of man remember
Let the children not forget



“Listen, please listen”, said the elephant
“If we want the world we know, to stay alive
Then man and beast, we must work together
And together we will survive”



“Listen”, said the elephant
“It is conservation time
So, take the warning when we trumpet
For the future of mankind”









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