Dreamed I was an Eskimo
Frozen wind began to blow
Under my boots and around my toes
The frost that bit the ground below
It was a hundred degrees below zero

And my mama cried
And my mama cried
Nanook, a-no-no
Nanook, a-no-no
Don't be a naughty Eskimo
Save your money, don't go to the show

Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh
Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh
Well I turned around and I said ho, ho
And the northern lights commenced to glow
And she said, with a tear in her eye
Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow
Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow


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Don't Eat the Yellow Snow Lyrics as written by Frank Vincent Zappa

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  • +2
    General CommentThe best version is on You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1, which goes through the Nanook Rubs It storyline as well.

    Someone should transcribe that.

    It also has the "really exciting part of the show", with purported audience participation.
    Ethan_Mon July 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust good advise. follow this and you will probly not get VD
    Brothergrimson May 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe album Apostrophe contains:

    Don't Eat the Yellow Snow
    Nanook Rubs It
    St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast
    Father O'Blivion
    Cosmik Debris

    ...which can be found in a single MP3 on the web, so that's one version you might have heard. Other versions omit Cosmik Debris (rightly so - it's not part of the medley). The single version combines Don't Eat the Yellow Snow with parts of Nanook Rubs it. There are a couple other versions bigger fans than I will better tell you about.
    kimadon October 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTypical Zappa "shaggy dog" story.
    Silly, stupid & fun.
    Zappa always knows how to deliver it.
    mageestouton March 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have heard two versions which are quite different to this.....

    If only i could be bothered to write them out....
    muchthanmoreon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere is an album version, a different live version, and the single version to my knowledge.

    i want to say this is the album version.
    hailtokidamnesiacon October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is not complete no matter what youve heard :\
    goomba555213on February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the album version. There is also a version with most of this, and most of "Nanook rubs it".
    Mahakalaon August 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlbum version is a scant two minutes and has the lyrics you see here. The single version has parts of Nanook Rubs It as the last guy said. The most notable live version runs 20 minutes and has all four parts of the Apostrophe medley, plus some audience participation I believe.
    TheUniversalon December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah, there is a longer, version than the nanook rubs it part, its lie... 6 minutes long, unless this is the one and someone didnt get the part that was like a story
    cocarockson June 30, 2006   Link

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