Seen the Silliness of the Cebu?

Since my kids started to like and watch Veggie Tales ( a lot!!), I have been somewhat exposed to their brand of refreshing silliness and witty humour too. One of the more popular segment in their videos are the Silly Songs with Larry skit where they will render a totally silly song, most of the time without meaning, just plain silly. Ha.

From the numerous silly songs I have heard so far, one of my personal favourites has got to be The Song of the Cebu – which has a catchy beat to it that you just can’t help but sing or tap along to, ridiculous lyrics and excellent script. Listen out for the ‘Cebu beat’ whenever the word Cebu pops out….seriously funny. ūüėÄ

But the question that made me think a bit more (strange for a silly song that made me think…) about this song is like what Archibald Asparagus asks in the video, ¬†“What on earth is a Cebu anyway?!”

Larry’s answer? “It’s kinda like a cow…”

Curious to find out more, I did a quick google and found the following explanation about the Cebu – or Zebu, rather…hmmmmm

According to Wikipedia,
Zebu (Bos primigenius indicus or Bos indicus), sometimes known as humped cattle, indicus cattle, or brahmin cattle are a type of domestic cattle originating in South Asia, particularly the Indian subcontinent. They are characterised by a fatty hump on their shoulders, drooping ears and a large dewlap. They are highly adapted to high temperatures, and are farmed throughout the tropical countries, both as pure zebu and as hybrids with taurine cattle, the other main type of domestic cattle. Zebu are used as draught oxen, as dairy cattle and asbeef cattle, as well as for byproducts such as hides and dung for fuel and manure.

Ohhhh….so now we know!!:-D

So, for those of you who have not heard about Veggie Tales or just needed something silly to zest up your life today, I’m pleased to share this hilarious video – The Song of the Cebu!

…and of course, the lyrics for you to sing-along with! Lyrics were extracted from Lyricsmode

And now it’s time for Silly Songs With Larry,

the part of the show where Larry comes out and sings a silly song.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls
Larry the Cucumber presents, in a¬†sequential image, stereo-phonic,¬†multi-media event — The Song Of The Cebu!

Cebu! This is a song about a boy,
a song about a little boy and his cebus,
a song about a little boy and his three cebus!
the little boy who had a sick cebu,
a sad cebu and a mute cebu – and also a hippo

Umm, umm, this is me at the airport,
this is my aunt Ruth,
this is me in a bull fight,
this is me fighting a bull ooooo,
this is me and the bull ahhhh
this is me and the bull and i think that’s the bull’s cousin,
he’s a cebu.

Hold it! You call this a multi-media event?
This is a slide projector and, and a bed sheet!
And what on Earth is a cebu anyway?

it’s kinda like a cow, see?

yes, well very good,
this could be interesting, carry on

Cebu! Sing it with me!
Cebu (cebu)

Boy is riding with cebu (boy with ridingthe cebu), into town in his canoe (into town in his canoe)

Sick cebu is rowing and sneezing
achu moo moo achu moo moo
achu moo moo ahcu moo moo
achu moo moo
(achu moo moo achu moo moo
achu moo moo ahcu moo moo
achu moo moo achoo moo moo moo moo)

hippo chewing on bamboo (people¬†chewing on bamboo),¬†can’t see boy and three cebu¬†(can’t see boy and three cebu)

sad cebu is rowing and crying
ba hoo moo moo ba hoo moo moo
ba hoo moo moo ba hoo moo moo moo moo
(ba hoo moo moo ba hoo moo moo
ba hoo moo moo ba hoo moo moo
ba hoo moo moo moo moo)

cebu! (cebu!) cebu! (cebu!)
achu moo moo ba hoo moo moo ba hoo moo moo
ahcu moo moo achoo moo moo boo hoo moo moo cebu!

hippo seen by mute cebu (hippo seen by mute cebu), tries to tell the other two (tires to tell the other two)

mute cebu is waving and grunting
uhmmm, uhmmm,
uhmmm, uhmmm, uhmmm
(uhmmm, uhmmm, uhmmm,
uhmmm, uhmmm, uhmmm, uhmmm)

*UH-OH*

Wait! What happens next? (umm)
Does the hippo see them?
Is the poor mute cebu successful in communicating the eminent danger to the other passengers?
Is the boy injurered?
Why is the sad cebu sad?
Is the canoe wood? Or aluminum?
This is quite dissapointing… I’m going to have to speak to Bob about this.

Oh look a cebu!
(cebu)
wait, thats a water buffalo
no more song about cebu
need another verse or two
audience is standing and leaving
bye bye moo moo bye bye moo
bye bye moo moo moo moo

i want my money back

yeah, that’d be good

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