Alligator Song

By Jack Alessi

When we sang at Bemis Hall a few years back, a woman came up to me afterwards and taught me this.

With a tail that whomps
and a mouth that chomps,
I slither through the southern swamps.
With a tail so long
and jaws so strong,
You shouldn’t go where you don’t belong!

I am an alligator
I think there’s nothing greater
Eating what I please, under the cypress trees.
I am an alligator
You’ll discover now or later
Don’t fool around with me.