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If We Could Talk to the Animals is a musical number from the 1967 feature movie Dr. Dolittle and a song from the video with the same title. The "I, me" have changed to "we and us". It was originally sung by Rex Harrison.

Trivia:

A martial eagle appears on this song, as it is mentioned in the TV show episode "We Love Birds"

Lyrics

If we could talk to the animals... just imagine it!
Chatting to a chimp 'n' chimpanze
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah;
What a neat achievement it would be!

If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages,
Maybe take an animal degree
We'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle
Alligator, Guinea pig and flea.

We would converse in polar bear and python
And we would curse in fluent kangaroo.
• If people ask us: "Can you speak rhinoceros?"
We'll say: "Of courserous, can't you?"

If we'd confere with our furry friends man to man-imal
Think of all those things we could discuss
If we can walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals

And they would squeak and squawk and speak and talk to u-u-u-u-u-u-s!

(REPEAT • UNTIL END OF SONG)

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