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Dumbo 461
When I See an Elephant Fly
Originally performed by
Composer
Lyrics
Performer(s) Cliff Edwards
Hall Johnson Choir
Films Dumbo
Operation Dumbo Drop
Shows
Attractions
Video games
Albums Dumbo Official Soundtrack
Disney Timeless Classics
Preceded by Pink Elephants on Parade
Followed by
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Dumbo - When I See An Elephant Fly 03:01

Dumbo - When I See An Elephant Fly

"When I See an Elephant Fly" is a song in Dumbo. The song was sung by Jim Crow and his brothers.

Lyrics

I seen a peanut stand, heard a rubber band
I seen a needle that winked its eye
But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything
When I see an elephant fly

(What d'you say, boy?)
I said when I see an elephant fly
I seen a front porch swing, heard a diamond ring
I seen a polka-dot railroad tie
But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything
When I see an elephant fly

(I saw a clothes horse, he r'ar up and buck)
(And they tell me that a man made a vegetable truck)
(I didn't see that, I only heard)
(But just to be sociable, I'll take your word)

(I heard a fireside chat, I saw a baseball bat)
(And I just laughed till I thought I'd die)
But I be done seen 'bout ev'rything
When I see an elephant fly

Well I be done seen 'bout ev'rything
When I see an elephant fly
(With the wind)

When I see an elephant fly

Trivia

  • Much of the lip-syncing of the crows is off during this number, with the crows switching rapidly between different singers.
  • Part of the song can be heard at the end of Disney's 1995 live-action movie, Operation Dumbo Drop.


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