Colonel Hathi's March is a military like song featured in The Jungle Book sung by Colonel Hathi and The JungleThe Jungle PatrolPatrol. 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's second appearances. The song was also featured in The Jungle Book 2.
LyricsSpoken: Hup 2, 3, 4
Keep it up 2, 3, 4 [repeat]
Mowgli: A parade [spoken]
Bagheera: Oh no. The dawn patrol again [spoken]
Colonel Hathi: Company sound off!
All: Oh, the aim of our patrol
Is a question rather droll
For to march and drill
Over field and hill [all trumpet]
Hathi:Is a military goal!
All:Is a military goal!
Spoken: Hup 2, 3, 4
Dress it up 2, 3, 4
Sung: By the ranks or single file
Over every jungle mile
Oh we stamp and crush
Through the underbrush
Hathi, Jr.:In a military style!
All:In a military style!
Mowgli: Hello, what are you doing
Hathi, Jr.: Ssh. Drilling
Mowgli: [quietly] Can I do it too?
Hathi, Jr.:Sure. just do what I do. But don't talk in rank. It's against the operations. [all spoken]
Colonel Hathi: [in the distance] To the rear march
Hathi, Jr.:The other way.Turn around [spoken]
Keep it up 2,3,4
RepriseSpoken: Hup 2, 3, 4
Keep it up 2, 3, 4
Hup 2, 3, 4
Shere Khan [spoken]: What beastly luck. Confound that ridiculous Colonel Hathi
Hathi:Company sound off!!
All:Oh we march from here to there
And it doesn't matter where
You can hear us push through the deepest bush
Hup 2, 3, 4
Hathi:We're a military air
All:We're a military air [trumpet]
Bagheera:The Jungle Patrol
We're a crackerjack brigade
On a pachyderm parade
But we'd rather stroll to a waterhole
Hathi, Jr.:Hup 2, 3, 4
For a furlough in the shade!
|The Jungle Book|
Characters: Mowgli | Bagheera | Baloo | Colonel Hathi | King Louie | Kaa | Shere Khan | Raksha | Rama | Wolf cubs | Akela | Wolf Council | Winifred | Hathi, Jr. | Jungle Patrol | Bandar-log | Flunkey | The Vultures | Shanti | Shanti's mother | Ranjan | Ranjan's father | Messua | Lucky | Arthur and Cecil | The Croc
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