WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY From the Walt Disney film "Dumbo" (1941) (Oliver Wallace / Ned Livingston) Cliff Edwards, Jim Carmichael & The Hall Johnson Choir (Film Soundtrack) - 1941 (Did you ever see an elephant fly?) (Well, I seen a horsefly) (And I seen a dragonfly) (Yeah, I seen a housefly) (Ha-ha-ha-ha) Yeah, I seen all that too... I seen a peanut stand, heard a rubber band I seen a needle that winked its eye But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything When I see a elephant fly (What d'you say, boy?) I said when I see a elephant fly I seen a front porch swing, heard a diamond ring I seen a polka-dot railroad tie But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything When I see a elephant fly (I saw a clothes horse, he r'ar up and buck) (And they tell me that a man made a vegetable truck) (I didn't see that, I only heard) (But just to be sociable, I'll take your word) (I heard a fireside chat, I saw a baseball bat) (And I just laughed till I thought I'd die) But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything When I see a elephant fly Well I be done seen 'bout ev'rything When I see a elephant fly (With the wings) When I see an elephant fly END VERSION: (I seen a peanut stand, heard a rubber band) (I seen a needle that winked it's eye) ELEPHANTS: Now I be done seen about ev'rything When I see an elephant fly (Oh my!) CROWS: When I see When I see When I see an elephant fly (Look at him go) When I see an elephant fly (Happy landings, son) (Yippee!) When I see an elephant fly I sure wish I'd a-got his autograph (Oh man, I got his autograph) Well, so long glamour boy! (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2008) ********** Extra verses not used in the film: I even heard a chocolate drop I went into a store, saw a bicycle shop You can't deny the things you see But I know there's certain things that just can't be. The other day by chance, saw an old barn dance And I just laughed 'til I thought I'd die But I think I will have done seen ev'rything When I see an elephant fly **********