The Zookeeper’s Song

I’m the zookeeper, I’m the zookeeper
Oh yes that’s right, I’m the zookeeper
I’m the zookeeper, I’m the zookeeper
I check the animals

I check the animals are okay
I check they’re not all running away
I count the animals night and day
1,2,3 hippopotomi
I check the animals

I check the seals are having fun
I check the elephants have their buns
I count the buns out one by one
1,2,3,4. Four buns for every elephant
I check the animals

I’m the zookeeper, I’m the zookeeper
Oh yes that’s right, I’m the zookeeper
I’m the zookeeper, I’m the zookeeper
I check the animals

I check the rhino has been fed
I check the straw upon his bed
I count the wrinkles on his head
1,2,3,4,5,6. There’s too many wrinkles to count!
I check the animals

Bom, bom
Bom ba bom ba bom
Bom bom bom bom
Bom ba bom ba bom
Bom, bom
Bom ba bom ba bom
Bom bom bom bom
Bom tiddly-om!

I’m the zookeeper, I’m the zookeeper
Oh yes that’s right, I’m the zookeeper
I’m the zookeeper, I’m the zookeeper
I check the animals

I check the lions in their lair
I count them to see they’re all there
1,2,3,4,5. Five lions. Goodnight lions!
And before bed I count the bears
1,2,3. Three bears. Oh, but we used to have four!
I check the animals.