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Posted By: Charley Noble
10-Dec-04 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: 'The Wild West Show'. Do you sing it?
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: 'The Wild West Show'. Do you sing it
I first heard this from our old family friend Dennis Puleston, originally from the UK but resident in Long Island, NY for many a year.

He was always careful to refer to the Pygmy tribe as the "Fegawees" so as not to tip off the audience.

I'm not sure if he was the source of the "crocogator" verse we used to sing, or whether we dreamed it up ourselves but it went something like this:

"And over in this corner, ladies and gentlemen, is the crocogator"

"Oh, ah!"

"This fearsome beast has the head of a crocodile at one end and the head of a alligator at the other."

"Oh, ah! (pause) But how does he eliminate?"

"He can't! That's what makes him so fierce!"

Charley Noble