man gave names to all the animals lyrics – bob dylan

man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, in the beginning.
man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, long time ago.

he saw an animal that liked to growl,
big furry paws and he liked to howl,
great big furry back and furry hair.
“ah, think i’ll call it a bear.”

man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, in the beginning.
man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, long time ago.

he saw an animal up on a hill
chewing up so much gr*ss until she was filled.
he saw milk comin’ out but he didn’t know how.
“ah, think i’ll call it a cow.”

man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, in the beginning.
man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, long time ago.

he saw an animal that liked to snort,
h*rns on his head and they weren’t too short.
it looked like there wasn’t nothin’ that he couldn’t pull.
“ah, think i’ll call it a bull.”

man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, in the beginning.
man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, long time ago.

he saw an animal leavin’ a muddy trail,
real dirty face and a curly tail.
he wasn’t too small and he wasn’t too big.
“ah, think i’ll call it a pig.”

man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, in the beginning.
man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, long time ago.

next animal that he did meet
had wool on his back and hooves on his feet,
eating gr*ss on a mountainside so steep.
“ah, think i’ll call it a sheep.”

man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, in the beginning.
man gave names to all the animals
in the beginning, long time ago.

he saw an animal as smooth as gl*ss
slithering his way through the gr*ss.
saw him disappear by a tree near a lake . . .

/ bob dylan lyrics