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Yertle The Turtle Lyrics

Look at the turtle go, bro

On a far away island of Salamasond
I said, Yertle the turtle was king of the pond
A nice little pond, it was clean, it was neat
The water was warm, there was a plenty to eat

Until one day, the king of them all
Decided the kingdom he ruled, was too small
I'm a ruler of all that I see but I don't see enough
And that's the trouble with me

With this stone for a throne, I'm too low down
I cannot look down upon the places beyond
So Yertle the turtle king lifted his hand
And Yertle the turtle king gave a command

He ordered all the turtles onto one another's back
He piled them high into a ten turtle stack
"Oh, Yertle the turtle, the things I now rule
I'm king of a cow, I'm king of a mule"

Look at the turtle go, bro

Then down from below in the great turtle stack
Came a burp from a plain little turtle named Mack
Just part of the throne, this burpin' little turtle
Looked up and said, "I beg your pardon, King Yertle"

I've pains in my back, my shoulders and my knees
How long must we stand here, Your Majesty
"Silence", the king of the turtles barked back
To the bad burpin' little turtle named Mack
I'm Yertle the turtle, oh marvelous me
For I am ruler of all that I see

Yertle, Yertle the turtle
Yertle, Yertle the turtle
Yertle, Yertle the turtle
...

Songwriters
Sherman, Jack / Martinez, Cliff / Kiedis, Anthony / Balzary, Michael Peter

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