When I See An Elephant Fly

Songfacts®:

  • This is a children's song from a children's film, the 1941 Walt Disney classic Dumbo, who was of course a flying elephant.
  • "When I See An Elephant Fly" is written in 4/4 time with words by Ned Washington and music by Oliver Wallace. At the time, the idea of a flying elephant must have seemed somewhat bizarre, but in 1941 there was no such thing as a jumbo jet! >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Rufus from San Clemente, CaWell I be done seen...
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandAlthough this is a charming song from a charming film, it does include some racial stereotyping. Acceptable in the day, perhaps...
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