Fauna’s Song

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Fauna’s Song

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Fauna responds to Joe’s assessment of men and women with a few thoughts of her own.

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“Fauna’s Song” LYRICS

Babaloo! Babaloo! Babaloo!

I have heard you say
How tomatoes are the ruin of man,
But I ain’t seen the day or the night
When a woman made a pass at a man
And the man put up a fight.

You can’t catch a fish without a worm for bait,
You can’t catch a worm if you get up too late,
You can’t plug a duck unless you sit and wait,
And snarin’ a bear is no snap;

The zebra is hard to catch and hard to tame—
Among all the animals we call wild game,
A man is the only one that you can name
Who tries to be caught in a trap!

You hunt him at nightfall;
He’s easily thrown.
He’s gotta go rovin’;
He can’t be alone.

He looks out the window when the moon is high;
He looks in the lookin’ glass and ties his tie,
Decides he’s a fascinatin’ type of guy
And goes out and looks for a trap

To be caught in—
He goes out and looks for the trap!

The zebra is hard to catch and hard to tame—
Among all the animals we call wild game,
There ain’t any animals that you can name
As wild and as dumb as a man.

You hunt him at nightfall;
He’s easy to get.
If you are a female,
He’ll fall in your net.

He walks into trouble with a hopeful eye,
A pigeon who wants to be a pigeon pie,
A fish who is feelin’ in the mood to fry,
He goes out and looks for a pan

To be fried in!
He goes out and looks for the pan!