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All God’s Creatures have a place in the choir.

All God’s creatures got a place in the choir,

Some sing low, some sing higher,

Some sing out loud on the telephone wire,

And some just clap their hands, or anything they got.

Listen to the bass, it’s the one at the bottom,

Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus

Moans and groans with a big to-do.

The old cow just goes MOOOOO!

The dog and the cat pick up the middle.

While the honey bee hums and the cricket fiddles.

The donkey brays and the pony neighs,

And the old coyote howls.

Chorus, 1st verse.

Listen to the top where the little birds sing.

On the melody with the high note ringing.

The hoot owl hollars over everything,

And the jaybird disagrees.

Singin in the night-time, singin in the day,

Little duck quacks, and he’s on his way.

The possum ain’t got much to say,

And the porcupine talks to himself.

Chorus, 1st verse.

It’s a simple song of living sung everywhere,

By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear,

Grumpy alligator and the hawks above,

Sly racoon and the turtle dove.

Repeat chorus one more time.

I call this “The Biodiversity Song”, written by Bill Staines circa 1979, made popular in Ireland by Makem & Clancy.

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