Warning to the Park Animals

Improved a little from the 2014 version given in Ben’s memoir, page 359.

Music and lyrics copyright 1983, 2014, 2018 by Ben Gadd, with apologies to Chubby Checker. Capo three frets up and play as if in key of C.

Spoken

  Am                                                      Em

The story you are about to hear … is true.

  Am                                                                                                                Em

These events took place in Jasper National Park in the summer  … of 1983.

1.

 C                   F

Oh beware, oh take care

  C                                   G

Don’t you go do your doo-doo there

  C                 C7          F

You better hide to have your shit

                      C                               G         C

‘Cause the human beings are stealing it

Chorus

 D7

Doo-doo-dee-yoo-dee-doo

  F

Doo-doo-dee-yoo-dee-doo

 G7                                            C

Doo-doo-dee-yoo-dee-doo doo

2.

   C                      F

There’s a guy, new in town

  C                                         G

Following the mountain goats around

  C             C7          F

Deer and elk and bighorns, too

           C                                                 G   C

He’s picking up the poop from the caribou

 D7

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

  F

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

 G7                                            C

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo doo

 

3.

       C                          F

It’s all for science, don’t you see

          C                               G

The national park is his lava’try …

Interruption, spoken    “That would be laboratory, Ben [or whoever is singing].”

Singer responds   “Bit of both, actually.”

    C          C7     F

I kid you not, this is true

            C                                 G       C

The name of the guy is … Glen Pugh

 D7

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

  F

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

 G7                                           C

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo doo

4.

         C                    F

The other day I heard him say

     C                                      G

“Looks like a wolverine came this way!”

  C          C7      F

Off he goes, hurrying a bit

                 C                                    G       C

Comes back with a bag and a turd in it

 D7

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

  F

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

 G7                                           C

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo doo

5.

Sing this verse to the tune of “Let’s Twist Again,” by Chubby Checker

    G                  C                                                Am

C’mon, let’s twist the end, like we did last summer

                       F                                                G

Yeah, let’s twist the end, like we did last year

            C                                             Am

Let’s twist the end, pop it out the bummer

         F                     G                                C

So Glen can’t tell . . . if  it’s elk or it’s deer

 D7

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

  F

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

 G7                                           C

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo doo

6.

        C                                F

To store his collection just like rocks

         C                                     G

The carpenters built him a ca-ca box

 C           C7            F

Little drawers go in and out

                      C                             G         C

and there’s even a clothespin for his snout

 D7

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

  F

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

 G7                                           C

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo doo

 

7.

  C                          F

Summer finally came to an end

          C                                  G

And that was the last we saw of Glen

          C               C7                   F

He packed his crap and his family, too

                    C                               G        C

And they went back home to Water-loo

Coda, spoken

 Am

But rumor has it

         Em

that Glen will be back

        Am

To prove his theory

           Em

and establish the fact

          Am

 That one can tell

         Em

the droppings of goats

            Am

From those of sheep

       Em

by taking notes

             Am

On the exit speed

            Em

and direction of spin

                               F

Sung   Of these alimentary particles

                 G                         C

And the critter they were in

 D7

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

  F

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo

 G7                                             C, followed by C 7th

Doo-doo dee-yoo-dee-doo DOO

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