If I Had the Wings

from by Andrew Queen

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If I had the wings of a butterfly
Out to the meadow I’d fly
Sipping the nectar from wildflowers
Watching the sun go by

If I had the legs of a bullfrog
Out to the swamp I would jump
Munching on blackflies and skeeters
Right from my favourite stump

If I had the jaws of an alligator
Under the waters I’d lurk
Watching for unsuspecting creatures
Then I’d snap and I’d snarl and I’d smirk

With an Ooh la la, Ooh la la, Ooh la
Ooh la la, Ooh la la lee. Whee- hee!
Ooh la la, Ooh la la, Ooh la
The swamp is the place for me

If I had the trunk of an elephant
Cross the savannah I’d roam
Looking for mud baths and waterholes
Until it’s time to go home

If I had the arms of a monkey
Up through the jungle I’d climb
Munching on bugs and bananas
Swinging through branches and vines

. . . The jungle’s the place for me

If I had the wings of a dragon
Over the mountains I’d soar
Burning down forests and villages
With a fiery shriek and a roar

And if I had the paws of a kitty cat
Out in the backyard I’d play
Sneaking and pouncing on butterflies
Until the end of the day

. . . The backyard’s the place for me


from Alligator Tracks, released June 1, 2004



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Andrew "Too Tall" Queen is one of the tallest talents in Canada’s family-folk music scene, engaging big and little folks with his animated delivery of original fairy tale songs and twisted traditionals.

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