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"The Old Man of the Mountain" is a 1990 song by the late singer Cab Calloway, describing an extravagant old man that lives in the mountain. The song was popularized when it appeared the 1933 Betty Boop animated short of the same name to describe the short's villain: the titular old man, with the lyrics of the song being modified for the short to make the old man more villainous.

The song was performed by the late Cab Calloway himself.

LyricsEdit

With his long white beard and a crooked staff
He tramps along while the folks all laugh;
With a twinkle in his eye, he passes them by;
The Old Man of the Mountain

He wears long hair and his feet are bare;
They say he's mad as an old march hare
But his cares are none, he owes no one
The Old Man of the Mountain

He talks with the birds when he's lonely;
He sleeps with the stars for a tent
The bees spread a feast when he's hungry
And God charges no rent

He'll live as long as an old oak tree
And laugh at fools like you and me
Oh, I often sigh and wish that I
Were the Old Man of the Mountain

With a long, white beard and a crooked stare
He tramps along with the folks all scared;
With a dinkle in his eye, he passes them by
The Old Man of the Mountain!

Oh, he wears long hair and his feet are bare
They say he's mad as a grizzly bear
His cares are none and he fears no one
The Old Man of the Mountain!

He talks with the bears when he's lonely
He sleeps with the sky for a tent
And he'll eat you up when he's hungry
And it wouldn't cost him a red cent!

And he'll live as long as an old oak tree
He'll eat up fools like you and me
Oh, I often sigh and jump and cry
At the Old Man of the Mountain!

The Old Man of the Mountain!

Other AppearancesEdit

  • The song was featured on Calloway's albums 1932 and Minnie the Moocher.

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