Song – The Elephant (Hap Palmer)

Hap Palmer’s website

ACTIONS: Pretend you are an elephant.  Bend forward from the waist and let your arms hang down.  Clasp your hands together to form the elephant’s trunk.  Swing your trunk from side to side as you travel with slow, heavy steps.   When the music gets faster, run with quick, heavy steps.   Each time you hear the elephant sound (made by the French horn)  lift your trunk and make your own elephant sound.  You can also pretend to be a tree shaking or birds flying away as the elephants run by.

 

The elephant moves very slowly
Oh, so very slowly
He doesn’t like to move too fast
Because he is so big and heavy

But should he see a tiger
Or spy a mean old hunter
He will start to run and shake the ground
And make them all fall down

Rumble, rumble, rumble
Hear the jungle rumble
Rumble, rumble, rumble
Hear the jungle rumble

Trees shake and sway
As the birdies fly away
Lions run and hide
With their babies by their side

Rumble, rumble, rumble
Hear the jungle rumble
Rumble, rumble, rumble
Hear the jungle rumble
Repeat

The elephant moves very slowly
Oh, so very slowly
He doesn’t like to move too fast
Because he is so big and heavy