THE WHALE WHO WANTED TO SING AT THE MET

Música: Ken Darby



This is how it all began
Just a little bach-page item
About a voice that sang at sea
And then this fantastic news
Appeared on the front page
And then in screaming headlines

Extry!
Read all about it!
Paper!

A singing whale
What do ya know
Imagine that
I don't believe it
I don't believe it

For who ever heard of an operatic whale
I don't believe it
I don't believe it

Then headline followed headline

Then doctors and experts
And men of anatomical biology
Debated and argued
And quoted ichthyology

Impossible
Preposterous
We savagely deny it
Magnificent
Miraculous
We certainly certify it

And even the great impresario
Of the grand opera
Raised an eyebrow
And tried and tried to figure it out

Hmm. This a-whale,
she's a-maybe swallow the opera singer.
That's it!
This a-whale, she's a-swallow the opera singer!

I find-a the great Signor Donatelli in the fish market.
I discover the great Lilli Galli in the honky tonky.
Then why not I find the opera singer...
in the belly of a whale, huh?

I do it!

Oh, get-a me a great big schooner
And get-a me a good harpooner
Photographers and reporters
From all the newspapers
Publicity, publicity, publicity!