"Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Timothy W. Alexander....
Wynona's got herself a big brown beaver and she shows it off to all her friends.
One day, you know, that beaver tried to leave her, so she caged him up with cyclone fence.
Along came Lou with the old baboon and said "I recognize that smell,Smells like seven layers,That beaver eatin' Taco Bell!".

"Now Rex he was a Texan out of New Orleans and he travelled with the carnival shows.
He ran bumper cars, sucked cheap cigars and he candied up his nose.
He got wind of the big brown beaver So he thought he'd take himself a peek,but the beaver was quick and he grabbed him by the kiwis,
and he ain't pissed for a week.(And a half!)

Wynona took her big brown beaver and she stuck him up in the air, said "I sure do love this big brown beaver and I wish I did have a pair.
Now the beaver once slept for seven days And it gave us all an awful fright,
So I tickled his chin and I gave him a pinch and the bastard tried to bite me. Wynona loved her big brown beaverAnd she stroked him all the time.
She pricked her finger one day and it occurred to her she might have a porcupine.


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"Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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  • +5
    General CommentIt's about a woman named Wynona, and her big brown beaver.


    Welcome to Primus.
    addseale2on May 11, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt's about a damn girl with a beaver, sexual innuendo isn't Les style. He wrote that way on purpose so people would think dirty things, it's clearly a double meaning joke, but on his mind, it's about a pet beaver and his owner.
    DassJenniron May 06, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI bet there's no actual innuendo in this song. It's probably just about a girl and her pet beaver. Seems like the kinda thing Les would do just to throw people off.

    Great song, by the way.
    Terminal_Preppieon March 09, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't remember where I read it, but there was an interview with Les in which he says that the song literally is about a girl and a beaver, even though everyone tries to read more into it than there really is. Considering all of the characters that they've invented, especially in Tales from the Punchbowl, that sounds pretty believable.
    WarmPBRon May 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI refuse to think that this whole song is about a vagina because it will totally ruin the song and video for me

    is it true that Claypool auditioned for Metallica and they didn't take him because he was too good?
    ahat1321on February 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgdawg, your obviously not a fan of primus or not a long time one that is. PRIMUS SUCKS was an old saying from the 90's that was shouted at Primus shows, no real reason that I know of. Not many people do it anymore, evidenced by your lack of knowledge of it and getting your panties in a bunch.

    Anyways, great song and this was my first introduction to Primus when I was like 11, my first cd too. Listened to it ALL the time and read the liner notes like a book. I'm sure it's just about a woman and her beaver, Les plays it straight in a fucked up way.
    Grim Canadian Hateon January 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd be all over a beaver that smells like Taco Bell!! It's the beavers that smell like Burger King that I have a problem with.
    FreezeSukkaon December 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionPrimus sucks
    Symbolicon October 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentewwww thing about the first verse/paragraph....vomit!
    pro2oon January 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a transvestite who realizes he thinks he is a she but really a he....no more beaver!
    Valorianton May 12, 2002   Link

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