"The Monkey That Became President" Music Lyrics
I was there on the day the monkey came into this worldHis face was round and reddish and his hair was slightly curledHe didn’t look too different from the others I had seenWho’d-a-thought he was the answer to the nation’s dream? At first he didn’t seem to be intelligent at allEach time he’d start to walk about he’d stumble and he’d fallMy first impression was to be a most mistaken thoughtLord a’mighty, what’s this little hairy monkey wrought? Because I witnessed his departure from his mother’s wombI felt inclined to check his progress every afternoonOne day the keeper of the zoo called in the live tvFrankly said, I think you’ll be amazed at what you see.The monkey walked and talked and waved his arms about his headIn the corner was the stack of books that he had readAn educated monkey! said the papers ’cross the landIt was more than weary sociologists could standOh, his fame was universal, he was on the carson howPeople talked about him kindly everywhere he’d goHis insight was amazing, his philosophy was fairHe became a politician welcome everywhereHis wit was not to be compared with any mind intactHe’d lace a phrase with irony and blend it all with factConservatives applauded and the liberals were entrancedThe bigots and the integrationists were in his campNobody dared to meet him in an open press debateHe was nominated by the folks from every stateYes, a monkey was the president, though maybe not the firstAnd there was peace and harmony throughout the universeThe dream I had last night has been related as it cameAs for interpretation, well, it’s really very plainWould you rather have a monkey up in washington, d.c.Or have those people making monkeys out of you and me?