I’m a gnu – vir Jan Klaas

Ok, ek’s nog hier. Dis goed dat ek stil is, dit beteken ek’t werk om te doen by die werk…

Intussen, net ‘n smakie van Flanders and Swann, een van my gunsteling komiese liedjies.

I’m a gnu

A year ago, last Thursday I was strolling in the zoo
when I met a man who though he knew the lot.
He was laying down the law about the habits of Baboons
And how many quills a porcupine has got.
So I asked him: ‘What’s that creature there?’
He answered: ‘Oh, H’it’s a H’elk’
I might have gone on thinking that was true,
If the animal in question hadn’t put that chap to shame
And remarked: ‘I h’aint a H’elk. I’m a Gnu!’

‘I’m a Gnu, I’m a Gnu
The g-nicest work of g-nature in the zoo
I’m a Gnu, How do you do
You really ought to k-now w-ho’s w-ho’s
I’m a Gnu, Spelt G-N-U
I’m g-not a Camel or a Kangaroo
So let me introduce,
I’m g-neither man nor moose
Oh g-no g-no g-no I’m a Gnu’

I had taken furnished lodgings down at Rustington-on-Sea
Whence I travelled on to Ashton-under-Lyne it was actually
And the second night I stayed there I was woken from a dream
That I’ll tell you all about some other time
Among the hunting trophies on the wall above my bed
Stuffed and mounted, was a face I thought I knew;
A Bison? No, it’s not a Bison. An Okapi? Unlikely, Really. A Hartebeest?
When I though I heard a voice: ‘I’m a Gnu!’

I’m a Gnu,
A g-nother gnu
I wish I could g-nash my teeth at you!
I’m a Gnu, How do you do
You really ought to k-now w-ho’s w-ho.
I’m a Gnu Spelt G-N-U,
Call me Bison or Okapi and I’ll sue
G-nor am I the least
Like that dreadful Hartebeest,
Oh, g-no, g-no, g-no,
G-no g-no g-no I’m a Gnu
G-no g-no g-no I’m a Gnu

It’s very G-nice of you.

Kliek hier vir die Youtube Video


7 thoughts on “I’m a gnu – vir Jan Klaas

  1. Uitstekend! Baie dankie!Ek het eenkeer op ‘n vlug Londen toe na ‘n hele cd van hulle stories geluister. Ek was seer gelag.

  2. En die kinders is al deur die jare goed gatvol daarvoor as ek elke keer “I’m a g-nuther g-nu” sê as ek ‘n kano sien.

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