"Man Gave Names to All the Animals" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal that liked to growl
Big furry paws and he liked to howl
Great big furry back and furry hair
Ah, think I'll call it a bear

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal up on a hill
Chewing up so much grass until she was filled
He saw milk coming out but he didn't know how
Ah, think I'll call it a cow

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal that liked to snort
Horns on his head and they weren't too short
It looked like there wasn't nothing that he couldn't pull
Ah, think I'll call it a bull

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal leaving a muddy trail
Real dirty face and a curly tail
He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big
Ah, think I'll call it a pig

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

Next animal that he did meet
Had wool on his back and hooves on his feet
Eating grass on a mountainside so steep
Ah, think I'll call it a sheep

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago

He saw an animal as smooth as glass
Slithering his way through the grass
Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake



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"Man Gave Names to All the Animals" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General Commentit's like a kindergarten singalong haha idk what the point of this song is it' kinda cute i guess
    jasssson December 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthmm,,, only one post?
    catchy song but, no really deep meaning to me ...

    i was wondering if this song is a cover or the original
    coollbeanson December 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit was a cover by jason.
    the original is bob dylan
    mrazbabeon April 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti am a huge dylan fan and i didn't even know this was a cover up until a few minutes ago when i saw it listed by dylan. i checked out the lyrics to see if it was the same song haha. it's an okay song, not fascinating
    jasssson July 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've always seen it as a commentary on the limits of language.Because one person 900 years ago said it was so and a few people around him agreed, it is now with out any fathom of a doubt a bear. Why? Because he said so. It's about the arbitrary nature of the words and names we use on a daily basis.
    Skippy22on August 21, 2009   Link

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