The Crocodile
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


Well gather round me children
To tell the truth I'm bound
Here's a story bout when I went to see
And the wonders that I found
Shipwrecked was I one wintery day
And cast out on the shore
I decided I'd wonder away
The country to explore explore
The country to explore
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
I decided I'd wonder away
The country to explore
The country to explore

Well I had not long walked about
When there beside the ocean
Twas there that I saw something move
Like all the earth in motion
Well I steered close beside the thing
And so it was a great big crocodile
From the end of its nose to the tip of its tail
About five hundred miles was about five hundred miles
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
From the end of its nose to the tip of its tail
About five hundred miles was about five hundred miles

Well the crocodile I could plainly see
Was not of the common race
And I had to climb up a big tall tree
Before I could see its face
But the wind was blowing hard up there
It was blowing a gale from the south
And I lost my hold on the big tall tree
And I fell right into the crocodile's mouth
Smack dab into the crocodile's mouth
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
lost my hold on the big tall tree
And I fell right into the crocodile's mouth
Smack dab into the crocodile's mouth

Well the crocodile closed his jaws on me
He was gonna have a victim
But I ran down his throat you see
And that's the way that I tricked him
As I wandered around for a year or two
Till I finally reached his claw
And there was rum cakes not a few
And a thousand bullets in store in store
Thousand bullets in store
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
there was rum cakes not a few
And a thousand bullets in store in store
Thousand bullets in store

And I wandered around for a year or two
For grub I was not seeing
For I lived in the crocodile for 10 years
Very very well contented
Very very well contented
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
Toodleoodleoodleumdayyay
I lived in the crocodile for 10 years
Very very well contented
Very very well contented

Now the crocodile was very very old
And late at long last he died
And he took six months to catch a cold
Cos he was so long and wide
And his skin was 10 miles thick I think
Or somewhere there about
For I was fully six months boys
Digging my way out

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: CREATORE, LUIGI, PERETTI, HUGO E, RODGERS, JIMMIE

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Comments from YouTube:

CountrynIrish

Great Song ! Love it ! He is a wonderful artist ! Another classic ! Thank you very much Tito for uploading ! 5*****+

jym1644

The last time I enjoyed listening to this song was in 1961. It's nice to hear it again in clear stereo sound. Thank you for posting it, Tito.

JeanAndrews/Band

This is awesome! Impeckable country voice! Keep doing what you are doing because you have what it takes! Smiles from Jeann!

Primrose Haran

He is simply fantastic great singer and song thank you for this lovely post

felixbautista

Thank you so much for checking and appreciating one of my big oldie favorites.

8knight88

Have not heard this song since the early 60's and I am always reminded of it because of the outrageous size of the crocodile in the folk song.

felixbautista

Thank you so much for coming by and listening to one of my old time favorites from Jimmie Rodgers... wishing you and your loved ones the best of the Holiday Season. 

minabalay47

For a while this song was removed from you tube, thank God that that it's back. My grandson loves this song. Thanks for sharing, felixbautista.

8knight88

Earlier had looked far and long on peer-to-peer networks for this song but no success, but now YouTube has it.  Thanks.  And I have more oldies to search for.

felixbautista

My pleasure.. thanks for visiting me again.. holiday cheers

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