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El petit de ca l’Eril – L’Elefant

A la cuina no
ni al rebedor
a l’escala cau
perquè és tan babau

M’he comprat un elefant
on el poso si és tan gran?

Al despatx tampoc
perquè és molt badoc
on el posaré que ho quedi bé?
jo no ho sé!

M’he comprat un elefant
on el poso si és tan gran?

Dalt del meu terrat
m’hi farà un forat
si el duc al carrer
potser el perdré…

M’he comprat un elefant
on el poso si és tan gran?


Syd Barrett – Effervescing Elephant

An Effervescing Elephant
with tiny eyes and great big trunk
once whispered to the tiny ear
the ear of one inferior
that by next June he’d die, oh yeah!
because the tiger would roam.
The little one said: “Oh my goodness I must stay at home!
and every time I hear a growl
I’ll know the tiger’s on the prowl
and I’ll be really safe, you know
the elephant he told me so.”
Everyone was nervy, oh yeah!
and the message was spread
to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus
who wallowed in the mud and chewed
his spicy hippo-plankton food
and tended to ignore the word
preferring to survey a herd
of stupid water bison, oh yeah!
And all the jungle took fright,
and ran around for all the day and the night
but all in vain, because, you see,
the tiger came and said: “Who me?!
You know, I wouldn’t hurt not one of you.
I’d much prefer something to chew
and you’re all to scant.” oh yeah!
He ate the Elephant

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