RUFUS XAVIER SARSAPARILLA (Bob Dorough / Kathy Mandry) Jack Sheldon Now I have a friend named Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla and I could say that Rufus found a kangaroo That followed Rufus home And now tbat kangaroo belongs To Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla ... Whew! I could say that, but I don't have to Because I have pronouns I can say, He found a kangaroo that followed him home And now it is his You see, he, him and his are pronouns Replacing the noun Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla, A very proper noun, And it is a pronoun replacing the noun kangaroo. Now comma, Now Rufus has a sister named Rafaella Gabriela Sarsaparilla If she found a kangaroo I'd say to you She found a kangaroo that followed her home and now it is hers but I can't say that Because she found an aardvark That fell in love with her and they're so happy. And my name is Albert Andreas Armadillo (No relation to the Sarsaparillas) Because of pronouns I can say I wish she would find a rhinoceros for me And we'd be happy. You see, a pronoun was made to take the place of a noun Because saying all those nouns over and over Can really wear you down. Now I could tell you Rafaella Gabriela and Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla and Albert Andreas Armadillo found an aardvark, a kangaroo and a rhinoceros And now that aardvark and that kangaroo and that rhinoceros belong respectively to Rafaella Gabriela Sarsaparilla and Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla and Albert Andreas Armadillo Whew! Because of pronouns I can say in this way, We found them and they found us And now they are ours and we're so happy Thank you pronouns! A pronoun was made to take the place of a noun Because saying all those nouns over and over Can really wear you down. Sometimes when we take them all on the bus People really raise a fuss They start shouting out pronouns at us Like, "Who brought that rhinoceros on the bus?" And "What made that horrible noise?" And "Which one of them's getting off first?" Who what and which are special pronouns which can ask a question in the sense where you do not know the name of the noun. But I know I have mine and she has hers and he has his You have yours They love us and we love them What's ours is theirs, that's how it is with friends. And pronouns, you are really friends. Cause saying all those nouns over and over can really wear you down.