"Doctor Dolittle" is a song featured in the 1967 film of the same name sung by Anthony Newley as Matthew Mugg, William Dix as Tommy Stubbins and Ginny Tyler as Polynesia.

Lyrics

Matthew:
This is the world of Doctor Dolittle
The wonderful world of Doctor Dolittle
Where crocodiles talk
And elephants sing
And animals do most any old thing
Where polar bears wear top hats
And leopards with spots wear spats

Well, that’s life in the world of Doctor Dolittle
Doves start to coo when they see Dolittle
He has a profound philosophy
If animals can be friends, says he
Well then, why can’t we?
Say “how-d’you-do” to Doctor Dolittle
Life is a zoo to Doctor Dolittle
Where antelopes lope
And ostriches fan
And kangaroos do what kangaroos can
To make the hyenas laugh
As long as a long giraffe

Matthew & Stubbins:
Every calf starts to moo when they see Dolittle
Even the few who used to moo little
For all of the birds and beasts agree
He has a profound philosophy
And so why can’t we?
Yes, all of the birds and beasts agree
He has a proud philosophy
And so why can’t we

Matthew:
“Do little” things to help them

Both:
Why can’t we?

Matthew:
G’night, Tom. Sweet dreams!

Stubbins & the Animals:
This is the world of Doctor Dolittle
A rare world that people get to view little
Where penguins parade in black cravats
An’ sabre-toothed tigers purr like cats
At yaks that relax an’ doze
While hippos play dominoes
Roosters crow from the moment they see Dolittle
They used to cock-a-doodle-doo little!
The answer is not too hard to see
If he can bring so much harmony
Well then, why can’t we
“Do little” things to help him?
Why can’t we?

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