Dancing Bear Song Lyrics

The Mamas & the Papas

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I wouldn't want to be a chimney sweep
All black from head to foot
From climbing in them chimneys
And cleaning out that soot
With a broom and ladder and pail
The darkened walls I scale
And far and high I see a patch of sky

I'd rather be the gypsy
(I'd rather be the gypsy)
Whose camped at the edge of town
(Camped at the edge of town)
The one who has the dancing bear
That follows him around
And he lifts his big foot up

Track Listing

  • 1 No Salt on Her Tail
  • 2 Trip, Stumble & Fall
  • 3 Dancing Bear
  • 4 Words of Love
  • 5 My Heart Stood Still
  • 6 Dancing in the Street
  • 7 I Saw Her Again Last Night
  • 8 Strange Young Girls
  • 9 I Can't Wait
  • 10 Even If I Could
  • 11 That Kind of Girl
  • 12 Once Was a Time I Thought


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: John Edmund Andrew Phillips
    album: Track 3 in album The Mamas & the Papas
    release date: 1966
    popularity : 44 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:12

    Album Information

    country(area): United States
    script: Latin