I saw a little elephant standing in my garden,
I said 'You don't belong in here',
he said 'I beg you pardon?',
I said 'This place is England, what
are you doing here?',
He said 'Ah, then I must be lost'
and then 'Oh dear, oh dear'.
'I should be back in Africa, on
'Pray, where is the nearest station
where I can catch a train?'.
He caught the bus to Finchley and
then to Mincing lane,
And over the Embankment, where he
got lost, again.
The police they put him in a cell,
but it was far too small,
So they tied him to a lampost and he
slept against the wall.
But as the policemen lay sleeping by
the twinkling light of dawn,
The lampost and the wall were there,
but the elephant was gone!
So if you see an elephant, in a
You can be sure that Africa's the
place he's trying to get!