The bear went over the mountain to see what he could see. hey!
The other side of the mountain was all that he could see, so!
He went back over the mountain to see what he could see. hey!
The other side of the mountain was all that he could see!
You darn fool, you darn fool, can't you plainly see? hey!
It's nothing but a cabbage head his grandma said to me. ho!
Many a-miles I've traveled, a thousand miles or so, hey!
I never saw a head of cabbage with hair upon it before!
What's this cabbage?!
The bear went over the mountain to see what he could see. hey!
The other side of the mountain was all that he could see, so!
He went back over the mountain to see what he could see. hey!
The other side of the mountain was all that he could see!
Hey, is that a bear over there?!!
"hey, boo boo, let's scare the ranger."
"gee, yogi
You darn fool, you darn fool, can't you plainly see? hey!
It's nothing but a cabbage head his grandma said to me. ho!
Many a-miles I've traveled, a thousand miles or so, hey!
I never saw a head of cabbage with hair upon it before!
Somebody give that cabbage a hair cut!!"



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"The Bear Song" as written by Jelly Green Jelly

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    General Comment:These lyrics are very similar to an Irish folk song: "You're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old drunk, until you cannot see. That's a lovely cabbage head that your mamma sent to me. Oh many a times I've traveled a hundred miles or more, but a head of cabbage with hair on it I've never seen before."

    There are also other verses, but the point is that a drunk's wife is cheating on him, and when he catches her, she says, that's not another man's stuff, you're just drunk.

    Not sure what the reference is supposed to mean in this song though.
    quailrobertson April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:its a song about an old cliche'
    The bear went over the mountain to see what he could see the other side of the mountain was all he could see. Its a cliche used to imply useless repetition.
    SpWideron April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:great rock song. it's also on the soundtrack to "Dumb and dumber".
    Pink_Floyd_fanon June 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I've always thought Yogi says: "Hey Boo Boo! Stay right there!" and that Boo Boo says: "OK, Yogi."

    I'm fairly certain it's not "Let's scare the ranger."
    cale1321on August 19, 2008   Link

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