Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae





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Published on Jan 13, 2013

My daughter is reading this book at her school. I thought it would be fun to put this great book from Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees to some silly music. By the way all the music you hear was created using ukuleles.

Update 6/17/2014

As requested by Asali Sunshine here are the chords for this song.

Intro C

[C]Gerald was a tall giraffe
whose neck was long and slim.
But his [F]knees were awfully crooked
and his [G7]legs were rather thin.

[C]He was very good at standing still
and munching shoots off trees.
But [F]when he tried to run around,
he [G7]buckled at the [C]knees.

Now every year in Africa... (use the same as above)

The [F]warthogs started [G7]waltzing
and the [C]rhinos rock 'n' rolled.
The [F]lions danced a [G7]tango
that was [C]elegant and bold

The [F]chimps all did a [G7]cha-cha
with a [C]very Latin [C7]feel,
and [F]eight baboons then team up
for a [G7]splendid Scottish [C]reel.

The rest of the book follows this pattern. Even the slow part at the middle of the book that begins with "Then he found a little clearing" uses the exact same chords as the warthogs part.


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