Jungle to the Zoo

The tiger he looked out of his cage and smiled .
He said "Come here , boy , I want to talk to you a while"
He said "I once was runnin' wild and free just the same as you .
But it's one step from the jungle to the zoo"

It's one step from the jungle to the zoo
you'd better watch out
or they're gonna get you too .
They clip your claws ,cut your hair
make a pussy cat out of you .
It's one step from the jungle to the zoo

He said "Son , when you go runnin' through the grass
you'd better look out for all the hidden traps .
They'll feed you sweets and goodies
til you're too fat to move
then it's one step from the jungle to the zoo"

It's one step from the jungle to the zoo
you'd better watch out
or they're gonna get you too .
They clip your claws ,yank your fangs
make a pussy cat out of you .
It's one step from the jungle to the zoo

Words & Music by
Shel Silverstein

Published by Tro-Essex Music 1976