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............................ Going to the Zoo .............................

Copyright  1961 Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.

From the Queen's College rehearsal, London, 1964.  Found on the Far East
Reunion collection.

Transcribed by John McGann.

This is another delightful Tom Paxton song for children.  If you want to 
hear this done properly, I refer you to Debbie Epstein on Paul's homemade 
"Chez" tape.

You can leave out the notes in parentheses on the D string to make the
playing easier without sacrificing much in the way of sound.

% indicates a repeat of the previous measure.


Capo 3rd fret  (see tuning info on main page)

     C                  C                 C                 C
e:|-----0------0----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----1------1----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|-----0------0----|--------%--------|-------%---------|--------%--------|
D:|----(2)----(2)---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|--3--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|---------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  *  C                  C                 G                 G
e:|-----0------0----|-----------------|------3------3---|-----------------|
B:|-----1------1----|-----------------|------0------0---|-----------------|
G:|-----0------0----|--------%--------|------0------0---|--------%--------|
D:|----(2)----(2)---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|--3--------------|-----------------|---------0h2-----|-----------------|
E:|---------3-------|-----------------|---3-------------|-----------------|

 Daddy's .. us to the zoo tomorrow       zoo  tomorrow   zoo  tomorrow


     C                  C                 G                 C
e:|-----0------0----|-----------------|------3------3---|-----------------|
B:|-----1------1----|-----------------|------0------0---|---1-------------|
G:|-----0------0----|--------%--------|------0------0---|---0-------------|
D:|----(2)----(2)---|-----------------|-----------------|---2-------------|
A:|--3--------------|-----------------|---------0h2-----|---3-------------|
E:|---------3-------|-----------------|---3-------------|-----------------|

 Daddy's .. us to the zoo tomorrow.      We can stay all  day.   We're ...


     F                  F                 C                 C
e:|--1--------------|-----------------|---0-------------|-----------------|
B:|--1--------------|-----------------|---1-------------|-----------------|
G:|--2--------------|--------%--------|---0-------------|--------%--------|
D:|--3-----strum----|-----------------|---2----strum----|-----------------|
A:|--3--------------|-----------------|---3-------------|-----------------|
E:|--1--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    zoo      zoo     zoo.   How 'bout    you       you       you   You ...

 
     G                  G                 C      F          C
e:|--3--------------|-----------------|---0------1------|---0-------------|
B:|--0--------------|-----------------|---1------1------|---1-------------|
G:|--0--------------|--------%--------|---0------2------|---0-------------|
D:|--0-----strum----|-----------------|---2------3------|---2-------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|---3------3------|---3-------0--2--|
E:|--3--------------|-----------------|----------1------|--------3--------|

    too      too     too.    We're ...   zoo.               (repeat from *)



'Been to the zoo verse same as above (or strummed over C and G) with fills:

e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|--3--2--0--------|-----------------|-------0--2--3---|
E:|------------3----|-----------------|---3-------------|



End of 'Been to the zoo verse:

              G7
e:|-----------1-----|
B:|-----------0-----|
G:|-----------0-----|
D:|-----------0-----|
A:|-----------2-----|
E:|-----------3-----|


Lyrics:

Daddy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow,
Zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow.
Daddy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow.
We can stay all day.

We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo.
How 'bout you, you, you?
You can come too, too, too.
We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo.

See the elephant with its long trunk swingin',
Great big ears and a long trunk swingin'.
Sniffin' up peanuts, long trunk swingin',
We can stay all day.

(refrain)

See all the monkeys go scritch, scritch, scratchin'.
Jumpin' all around and a scritch, scritch, scratchin'.
Hangin' from their long tails, scritch, scritch, scratchin'.
We can stay all day.

(refrain)

Seals in the water go honk, honk, honkin'.
A catchin' fish and honk, honk, honkin'.
Little seals go honk, honk, honkin'.
We can stay all day.

(refrain)

'Been to the zoo and we're mighty sleepy.
Sittin' in the car gettin' sleep, sleep, sleepy.
Home already and we're sleep, sleep, sleepy.
We have stayed all day.

We've been to the zoo, zoo, zoo.
So have you, you, you.
You came too, too, too.
We've been to the zoo, zoo, zoo.

repeat verse 1 and refrain