08 April 2012

Man Gave Names To All The Animals (1989)

Well he saw an animal up walkin' all alone
Great big neck and a [broaching] out the day
It looked like his neck was goin' for a mile and a half
“Ah, I think I’ll call it a giraffe”

13 June 1989, Frejus, France

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He saw an animal out to stay
Walking fifty miles away on a different day
That baby tried, and he tried to laugh
“Ah, think I’ll call it a giraffe”

23 August 1989, Oklahoma City, OK

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The last of only three outings of this song in 1989 was performed just a few days later but the giraffe simply didn't make the cut. The original version from the Slow Train Coming album named several animals, including a bear, a cow, a bull, a pig, and a sheep, but no giraffe.

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