Who Sang Hats Off to the Zebras? Bill Bailey

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Release information
Release Date: 2005-7-22
length: 3:05
Wooo
The horse is a noble beast
From the mustangs of the west
To the stallions of the east
But the horse has a distant cousin
It lives I-do-not-know-where
But it's message of racial harmony is one that we all can share

Hats off to the zebras
They are black and white
But they don't fight
'Cos they're not very good at it

In a world of confusion
We all need a sign
If only we could live side by side
Like the stripes down a zebras spine

Hats of to the zebras, yeah

The humble badger
Takes a sip of morning dew
He's totally colourblind
So he can't judge you

But the badger is a dreamer
The badger has a plan
He knows that his destiny
Is to help his fellow man

Hats off to the badger
He is black and white
But he doesn't fight
Except for mating rights and territory

Black man and a white man
Both they need to shave
United by the badger brush
He's helping from beyond the grave

Hats off to the badger
What about the tapeer
Half zebra half pig
Imagine the stig-ma
But the tapeer stands proud
Hats off to the tapeer

Badgers and zebras
Skunks, oh yeah
Little ring-tailed leemurs
Living together in harmony

And if the killer whales can do it, why can't we?
Tell me why can't we?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Insect Nation
  • 2 Gwydion & the Druid, Chapter 1
  • 3 Richard Clayderman plays Three Blind Mice
  • 4 Unisex Chip Shop (tribute to Billy Bragg)
  • 5 Scooby Doo
  • 6 Sirens
  • 7 Jean-Michel Jarre
  • 8 Hats Off to the Zebras
  • 9 Phillip Glass plays Pop Goes the Weasel
  • 10 Foxhunting
  • 11 Tom Waits plays Three Blind Mice
  • 12 Leg of Time
  • 13 Classical Cockney
  • 14 Chaucer Pubbe Gagge
  • 15 Medieval Porn
  • 16 Gwydion & The Druid, Chapter 2
  • 17 Dr. Qui
  • 18 Cockney Medley
  • 19 Beautiful Ladies (In Honour of Chris De Burgh)
  • 20 Gwydion & The Druid, Chapter 47
  • 21 Drum 'n' Bush