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Colonel Hathi's March
Originally performed by
Composer Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Performer(s) J. Pat O'Malley & Disney Studio Chorus (The Jungle Book)
Bob Joyce, Rick Logan, Guy Maeda and Jerry Whitman (The Jungle Book 2)
Feature films The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book 2
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Albums The Jungle Book
Classic Disney: Volume I
Preceded by
Followed by "The Bare Necessities"
Jungle Book Diamond Edition - "Elephants Marching" Clip01:29

Jungle Book Diamond Edition - "Elephants Marching" Clip

"Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song)" is a military like song featured in The Jungle Book sung by Colonel Hathi and The Jungle Patrol. The song is the first song in the film and was written by The Sherman Brothers. A reprise of the song is heard in the middle of the film when Colonel Hathi makes his second appearance. The song was also featured in The Jungle Book 2.


All: Hup two three four
Keep it up, two three four
Hup two three four
Keep it up, two three four
Hathi: Company, sound off!

All: Oh, the aim of our patrol
Slob Elephant: Is a question rather droll
All: For to march and drill
Over field and hill [all trumpet]
Hathi: Is a military goal
All: Is a military goal

Hup two thee four
Dress it up, two thee four

By the ranks or single file
Over ev'ry jungle mile
Oh, we stamp and crush
Through the underbrush
Hathi, Jr.: [trumpet]
In a military style
All: In a military style

Hathi: Hup two three four
Keep it up, two three four


All: Oh we march from here to there
Slob Elephant: And it doesn't matter where
All: You can hear us push through the deepest bush
Hup two three four
Hathi: With a military air
All: With a military air [trumpet]

We're a cracker jack brigade
On a pachyderm parade
But we'd rather stroll to a waterhole
Hathi, Jr.: Hup two three four
All: For a furlough in the shade


Animated Films: The Jungle Book | The Jungle Book 2
Live Action Films: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book | The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story | The Jungle Book
TV Series: Jungle Cubs
Video Games: The Jungle Book | The Jungle Book Groove Party
Music: The Jungle Book (soundtrack) | More Jungle Book... Further Adventures of Baloo and Mowgli

The Jungle Book: Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | King Louie | Shere Khan | Kaa | Colonel Hathi | Winifred | Hathi, Jr. | Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy, and Dizzy | Akela | Rama | Shanti | Raksha | Wolf Pups | Wolf Council | Jungle Patrol | Flunkey | Bandar-log
Deleted characters: Rocky the Rhino | Buldeo | Tabaqui
The Jungle Book 2: Ranjan | Ranjan's father | Messua | Shanti's mother | Lucky
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book: Grey Brother | Nathoo | Kitty Brydon | Colonel Brydon | Sergeant Claibourne | Dr. Julius Plumford | William Boone | Sergeant Harley | Buldeo (1994 Film) | Tabaqui (1994 Film) | Lt. John Wilkins | Indian Bandits | Alice, Rose, and Margaret
Jungle Cubs: Arthur and Cecil | The Croc | Mahra | Benny and Clyde | Ned, Jed & Fred | Mungo | Leah | Cain | Red Dogs | Winifred's Uncle | McCoy | Dictator Turtle
House of Mouse: King Larry

Locations: Jungle | Ancient Ruins | Man Village | India

The Jungle Book: "Colonel Hathi's March" | "The Bare Necessities" | "I Wanna Be Like You" | "Trust in Me" | "That's What Friends are For" | "My Own Home"
Deleted songs: "Brothers All" | "The Song of the Seeonee" | "Monkey See, Monkey Do" | "I Knew I Belonged to Her" | "In A Day's Work" | "The Mighty Hunters"
More Jungle Book: "Baloo's Blues" | "Jungle Fever" | "If You Wanna See Some Strange Behavior (Take a Look at Man)" | "It's a Kick"
Jungle Cubs: "Take Your Sweet, Sweet Time" | "Jungle Cub Love"
The Jungle Book Groove Party: "The Jungle's No Place for a Boy" | "Join the Ranks" | "Go Bananas in the Coconut Tree" | "A Mood for Food" | "We Are the Vultures" | "Run" | "A Brand New Day"
The Jungle Book 2: "The Jungle Rhythm" | "W-I-L-D" | "Right Where I Belong"

Other: Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare Necessities | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | TaleSpin | House of Mouse | Disney's Jungle Boogie

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