I Am a Lemur

Chip Withrow's picture

I Am a Lemur



Liner Notes: 

My daughter spent the last two weeks in a summer theater camp production of Madagascar. One of her roles was a dancing lemur. I wrote this one morning as she got ready - did a quick Google search for some lemur info.
I used to write a lot of this kind of song when she was younger. Even though she's 15 now, she got a kick out of this one.


I am a primate, I eat leaves and fruit
so funny-looking I'm actually cute
I am nocturnal with eyes big and bold
live is a place where it seldom gets cold

I am a lemur, to be more specific
I am in fact quite lemur-ific

I am but one of 100 types
some of us tiny, some of us with stripes
sometimes in a tree, sometimes on the ground
talk to each other through smell and through sound

I am a lemur ...

I have a few friends I hang around with
I am named after an old Roman myth
live in a place with nature diverse
but poverty and politics sometimes make it worse

I am a lemur ...

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


oneslowtyper's picture

haha - I guess I'm not the only one who uses google enough in some of my songs that I should probably include them in my credits.
Maybe your daughter should break from script on the last day of camp and sing this.

3tdoan's picture

So cute Smile Great dadding! Lemur-iffic cracked me up.

atitlan's picture

Lemurs are indeed Lemur-iffic - as is this song. Great fun and ideal as a kid's song.

tcelliott's picture

Entertaining and informative. I did enjoy the listen. It's amazing how much you find out you don't know when you shut up and listen.

headfirstonly's picture

Heh! There is definitely something weird going on this week. First my brother posts a photo of himself hanging out with a lemur at the zoo, then the mighty @sapient posts a selfie of himself with his new best mate, a red lemur. Now I hear this. Why am I missing out, Chip? How do you capture the zeitgeist so impeccably?

Congrats on coining the word Lemur-ific, too. Clearly it's a word whose time has come.

Vom Vorton's picture

Haha, I saw the title for this one and just had to listen. I never knew you were a Lemur - if anything, this makes your songwriting accomplishments more impressive than ever Wink
Very fun tribute to an extremely cute animal.

siebass's picture

Who doesn't love lemurs? Such huge eyes. Great simple song, great word creation of lemurrific! I really enjoy the simple percussive sound you have going on to line up with the guitar. I'm gonna have to look up the old roman myth. Catchy chorus for sure.