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Lyrics/Music T.Koehler & I.Caesar/R.Henderson
Once Mother said My little pet
You ought to learn your alphabet
So in my soup I used to get
All the letters of the alphabet
I learned them all from A to Z
And now my Mothers giving me

Animal crackers in my soup
Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop
Gosh oh gee but I have fun
Swallowing animals one by one
In every bowl of soup I see
Lions and Tigers watching me
I make 'em jump right through a hoop
Those animal crackers in my soup
When I get hold of the big bad wolf
I just push him under to drown
Then I bite him in a million bits
And I gobble him right down
When their inside me where it's dark
I walk around like Noahs Arc
I stuff my tummy like a goop
With animal crackers in my soup
Animal crackers in my soup
Do funny things to me
They make me think my neighbourhood
Is a big menagerie
For instance there's our Janitor
His name is Mr Klein
And when he Hollers at us kids
He reminds me of a Lion

The Grocer is so big and fat
He has a big moustache
He looks just like a Walrus
Just before he takes a splash

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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 1:09 am
    Animal crackers in my soup!!! Luv this song!!! It is so cute couldnt live without this wonderfully fantastical song!!! I love this song so much!!!
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    UnregisteredOct 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    Omg this is so adorable how do they even think of this stuff i mean a song about animal crackers is cute enough but having shirley temple singing it and watching all the kids bob their heads side to side. I mean it doesn't get much cuter than that!!!
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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    This song is cute sometimes and i say sometimes because i teach 7th grade and one kid sings it all the time just to be funny that's when i get annoyed but other than that such a cute song :)
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    UnregisteredDec 26, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Child's reflections of consumption of high glycemic food that gave her feelings of some control over something (i.e. Drowning wolves), but which, alas, may have contributed to weight problems later in life. Let's hope that tdhere was not too much salt in the soup, too! Cute song, displaying blissful innocence.
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    UnregisteredApr 18, 2012 at 12:56 am
    This is a death note... Since you have read this your time is running out... You will die at 12:56 tonight...

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