A Poem by Shel Silverstein ~ Recorded by the Irish Rovers


 A long time ago, when the Earth was green
  There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen
  They'd run around free while the Earth was being born
  And the loveliest of all was the unicorn


  There was green alligators and long-necked geese
  Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
  Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
  The loveliest of all was the unicorn


  The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain
  And He says, "Stand back, I'm going to make it rain"
  He says, "Hey Noah, I'll tell you what to do
  Build me a floating zoo,
                and take some of those


  Green alligators and long-necked geese
  Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
  Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
  Don't you forget My unicorns


  Old Noah was there to answer the call
  He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
  He marched the animals two by two
  And he called out as they came through

       Hey Lord,
  I've got green alligators and long-necked geese
  Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
  Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I'm so forlorn
  I just can't find no unicorns"

   And Noah looked out through the driving rain
   Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
   Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling
   Oh, them silly unicorns

  There was green alligators and long-necked geese
  Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
  Noah cried, "Close the door because the rain is falling
  And we just can't wait for no unicorns"

  The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
  The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
  And the waters came down and sort of floated them away
  That's why you never see unicorns to this very day

  You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese
  Some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees
  Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
  You're never gonna see no unicorns.