Colonel Hathi's March


About Colonel Hathi's March

"Colonel Hathi's March (The Elephant Song)" is a song in the 1967 Walt Disney film, The Jungle Book. The song was sung by J. Pat O'Malley, playing the part of "Colonel Hathi". The song was also sung by Thurl Ravenscroft and The Mellomen, originally Terry-Thomas and Disney Chorus. The song was written by Disney staff songwriters, Robert and Richard Sherman. It is written in the spirit of a light commentary on the pointlessness of constant military drilling. A reprise version has the first appearance of Shere Khan.  


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Hup two three four
Keep it up, two three four
Hup two three four
Keep it up, two three four
Company, sound off!

Oh, the aim of our patrol
Is a question rather droll
For to march and drill
Over field and hill 
Is a military goal
Is a military goal

Hup two thee four
Dress it up, two thee four

By the ranks or single file
Over ev'ry jungle mile
Oh, we stamp and crush
Through the underbrush

In a military style
In a military style

Hup two three four
Keep it up, two three four

Oh we march from here to there
And it doesn't matter where
You can hear us push through the deepest bush
Hup two three four
With a military air
With a military air 

We're a cracker jack brigade
On a pachyderm parade
But we'd rather stroll to a waterhole
Hup two three four
For a furlough in the shade

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