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Rank this week: 20 (↑62)
Duration: 2:51 
Release Date: 1982  (MarlinsGirl) 
Lyrics By: Butler/Hart 
Music By: Butler/Hart (Tyro Arrgula) 
Produced By: THE TOY DOLLS & Terry Gavaghan (MarlinsGirl) 
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  • "Hindistan", mentioned in the song, is the Turk word for "India". (ChrisWolvie)
  • Song Lyrics:
    To Bombay
    A traveling circus came
    They brought an intelligent elephant
    and Nellie was her name

    One dark night
    she slipped her iron chain, and off she ran
    to Hindustan and was never seen again

    oooooooooooooooooo...
    Nellie the elephant packed her trunk and
    said goodbye to the circus
    off she went with a trumpety trump
    trump trump trump

    Nellie the elephant packed her trunk
    and trundled off to the jungle
    off she went with a trumpety trump
    trump trump trump

    Night by night she danced to the circus band
    When Nellie was leading the big parade she looked
    so proud and grand

    No more tricks for Nellie to perform
    They taught her how to take a bow and she took
    the crowd by storm

    oooooooooooooooooo...
    Nellie the elephant packed her trunk and
    said goodbye to the circus
    off she went with a trumpety trump
    trump trump trump

    Nellie the elephant packed her trunk
    and trundled off to the jungle
    off she went with a trumpety trump
    trump trump trump

    The head of the heard was calling far far away
    they met one night in silver light
    on the road to Mandalay

    oooooooooooooooooo...
    Nellie the elephant packed her trunk and
    said goodbye to the circus
    off she went with a trumpety trump
    trump trump trump

    Nellie the elephant packed her trunk
    and trundled off to the jungle
    off she went with a trumpety trump
    trump trump trump
    (davidlougy)
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    Current Rating 8.6 (4 votes)
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    Messages about the song: "Nellie the Elephant"
     
     
    Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-01-18 03:28 PM  -  2 months ago

    Album release date confirmed. This sort of thing goes on all the time - especially now that a song can simply be put on the net without all that tedious "hire agent, miraculously get record contract, then manager steals all your money" crap.

    Songs are often singles (sometimes unreleased) before their inclusion on an album. This appears to be the case here. The date will remain 1982.


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    wackyben86:

    On their 1983 album Dig That Groovy Baby. Released in March of 1983. I also found out that they originally covered this in 1982 but wasn't released until 1983 on their album. But it did chart the UK Singles Charts in 1984. So in all actuality, the song was originally from 1982 but not released until 1983.

    wackyben86   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  03-01-18 11:28 AM  -  2 months ago
    On their 1983 album Dig That Groovy Baby. Released in March of 1983. I also found out that they originally covered this in 1982 but wasn't released until 1983 on their album. But it did chart the UK Singles Charts in 1984. So in all actuality, the song was originally from 1982 but not released until 1983.
    e8   Offline  -  Member  -  03-01-18 08:08 AM  -  2 months ago
    Here is proof that it was from 1984, not 1982: archive.org/details/cftp-2018-01-19
    Tyro Arrgula   Offline  -  Editor  -  02-01-18 12:12 PM  -  3 months ago

    "I'm going to go with...no."

    At the very least, check the show playdates above. Dr. D. first played this song in November of 1983. And that's when he discovered it and played it first. It could have been released months or years before that.

    And never trust the internet when finding a song's release date. I check multiple sites first. A lot of things suddenly appear on YouTube first, so there is no official release date.

    e8   Offline  -  Member  -  02-01-18 09:56 AM  -  3 months ago
    Actually From 1984
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