Writer: Melanie Safka

Publishers: Carlin Music Corp

From the album BORN TO BE (1968)


Aw, eat your animal crackers

'Cause my mother told me so long ago

"If you eat your animal crackers

The children in Europe won't starve anymore"

Ha ha hahaha hahaha


Oh, once I went on a diet

A carbohydrate diet ain't nice

'Cause you can't eat animal crackers

So, I'm gonna stay a fatty for all of my life

A ha hahaha hahaha.

But some people think that fatties are nice, yeah


I love eating ice cream

Chocolate, vanilla and butter pecan

But I best love animal crackers

'Cause I love helping my fellow man

Yeah, I really do


Did you ever hear of Alice's Restaurant?

I eat at Alice's Restaurant year after year

She makes an animal cracker pizza

And she gives animal crackers out free with the beer

Oh, let's give Alice a great big cheer

She knows the age of the animal cracker is here

Ah, animal crackers are in this year

Ha ha hahaha

Aw, fa lalalala lala lala




In addition to the original studio recording on BORN TO BE (1968) a live versions can also be found on LEFTOVER WINE (1970)