The Animals A'Coming

Negro spiritual tradicional

Dere's animals an' animals an' animals
an' animals an' animals an' animals
Yes, Lord.

De animals a comin', one by one
De old cow chewin' on a caraway bun
De animals a comin', two by two
De elephant and de kangaroo
De animals a comin, three by three
De bear and de bug an de bumble bee
Oh de animals a comin', four by four
De ol' hippopotamus stuck in de door
De animals a comin', five by five
Thus de animals did arrive
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah to the Lamb.

Oh de animals a comin', six by six
De hyena laughing at de monkey's tricks
De aminals a comin', seven by seven
De old fat pig says, "Who's dat shovin?"
De animals a comin', eight by eight
Noah hollered out, "Hey, would somebody kindly shut that gate?"
Oh de animals a comin', nine by nine
Noah hollered out, "Cut dat line"
Oh de animals a comin', ten by ten
De old ark blew its whistle then
And nobody knew where they was at
Till de old ark bumped on Ararat
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah to the Lamb.