I'm A Little Dinosaur

Live CD: Modern Lovers Live
Compilation: The Beserkely Years, Radio On, Buzz Buzz Buzz, Roadrunner Roadrunner
Radio Bootleg: Paradiso 1977, Live In Sweden 1978, The College Rock Hour, Helsinki, Turin, Vienna 1988
Live Bootleg: The Cellar Door, The Boarding House, New York University, Pinkpop, Live In Bristol 1978, Gaspars 1979 (1), The International House, The Catalyst, Left Bank 1981, Bookies, My Father's Place, The Bottom Line, The Other End, The Rex Club, Jonathan Swifts, Live At McCabe's, The Bottom Line 1983, Elephant Fayre, San Giuliano Milanese, Barcelona 1986, San Fran 1986, Live At Davis
Modern Lovers Live

Chords

Bb
Well, I'm a little dinosaur
D#          F
I'm a little dinosaur
Bb          Gm
I'm a little dinosaur
D#                 F    Bb
But I'm planning to go away



Now, I am real old, don't you know
D#              F
Born ten billion years ago
   Bb                      Gm         F
But they don't love me here enough and so
D#             F    Bb
I'm planning to go away


D#
Now the children upon their lawns
Bb
Will wake up and wonder where I've gone
D#
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
F
They're all gonna have to get along without me


Bb
They'll say, where's the little dinosaur?
D#                F
Where's the little dinosaur?
Bb                 Gm
Where's that little dinosaur?
D#          F      Bb
He must have gone away


Bb
Oh no, please don't go
D#    F
Oh no, please don't go
Bb              Gm
Don't go, little dinosaur,
D#          F    Bb
Please don't go away


Bb
Oh no, please don't go
D#    F
Oh no, please don't go
Bb              Gm
Don't go, little dinosaur,
D#          F    Bb
Please don't go away


Bb
Okay, I'll come back
D#          F
You know I'm back to stay
Bb                         Gm
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
D#                      F
And I could never really go
D#          F
Never really go
D#          F   D# Bb
Never really go away

Chords (alternate version)

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#Song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship or research.#
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Song title:       I'm A Little Dinosaur
Original Album:	  Modern Lovers Live
Other Albums:     several compilations

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright © 1977 Earmark Records Limited
Published by Modern Love Records

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


Notes:
This is a cool song for the next time your kids (sons, daughters, nephews
And nieces) want to have a bit of a singalong... Timing is 4/4. 
On the recording, the first chord is Bb, but this is an easier key to play in.
If you want to play along with the recording, you can always slap a capo on 1.


Verse:
      A
Well, I'm a little dinosaur,
D           E
I'm a little dinosaur
A            F#m
I'm a little dinosaur
        D           E    A
But I'm planning to go away.


Verse:
     A         
Now, I am real old, don't you know
D                E
Born ten billion years ago.
    A                  F#m
But they don't love me here enough and so
    D           E   A
I'm planning to go away


Bridge:
D
Now the children upon their lawns
A
Will wake up and wonder where I've gone.
D
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
E
They're all gonna have to get along without me.


Verse:
             A
They'll say, where's the little dinosaur?
D                  E
Where's the little dinosaur?
A                   F#m
Where's that little dinosaur?
   D         E     A
He must have gone away.


Refrain:
A
Oh no, please don't go
D      E
Oh no, please don't go
A                F#m
Don't go, little dinosaur,
D            E    A
Please don't go away.


[Repeat REFRAIN]


Verse:
A
Okay, I'll come back
D           E
You know I'm back to stay
A                           F#m
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
D                       E
And I could never really go
D           E
Never really go
D           E    D A
Never really go away.



Chords:
A     577655
D     557775
E     779997
F#m   244222

Chordpro

[Bb] Well, I'm a little dinosaur
[D#] I'm a little [F] dinosaur
[Bb] I'm a little [Gm] dinosaur
[D#] But I'm planning to [F] go a[Bb]way

Now, I am real old, don't you know
[D#] Born ten billion [F] years ago
But [Bb] they don't love me here [Gm] enough and [F] so
[D#]I'm planning to [F] go a[Bb]way

[D#] Now the children upon their lawns
[Bb] Will wake up and wonder where I've gone
[D#] And the flies that buzz around where I now be
[F] They're all gonna have to get along without me

[Bb] They'll say, where's the little dinosaur?
[D#] Where's the little [F] dinosaur?
[Bb] Where's that little [Gm] dinosaur?
[D#] He must have [F] gone a[Bb]way

[Bb] Oh no, please don't go
[D#] Oh no, [F] please don't go
[Bb] Don't go, little [Gm] dinosaur,
[D#] Please don't [F] go a[Bb]way

[Bb] Oh no, please don't go
[D#] Oh no, [F] please don't go
[Bb] Don't go, little [Gm] dinosaur,
[D#] Please don't [F] go a[Bb]way

[Bb] Okay, I'll come back
[D#] You know I'm [F] back to stay
[Bb] 'Cause I'm just your little [Gm] dinosaur
[D#] And I could never really [F] go
[D#] Never really [F] go
[D#] Never really [F] go a[D#][Bb]way

Chords (capo 1)

A
Well, I'm a little dinosaur
D           E
I'm a little dinosaur
A           F#m
I'm a little dinosaur
D                  E    A
But I'm planning to go away



Now, I am real old, don't you know
D               E
Born ten billion years ago
   A                       F#m        E
But they don't love me here enough and so
D              E    A
I'm planning to go away


D
Now the children upon their lawns
A
Will wake up and wonder where I've gone
D
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
E
They're all gonna have to get along without me


A
They'll say, Where's the little dinosaur?
D                 E
Where's the little dinosaur?
A                  F#m
Where's that little dinosaur?
D           E      A
He must have gone away


A
Oh no, please don't go
D     E
Oh no, please don't go
A               F#m
Don't go, little dinosaur,
D           E    A
Please don't go away


A
Oh no, please don't go
D     E
Oh no, please don't go
A               F#m
Don't go, little dinosaur,
D           E    A
Please don't go away


A
Okay, I'll come back
D           E
You know I'm back to stay
A                          F#m
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
D                       E
And I could never really go
D           E
Never really go
D           E    D A
Never really go away

Chordpro (capo 1)

[A] Well, I'm a little dinosaur
[D] I'm a little [E] dinosaur
[A] I'm a little [F#m] dinosaur
[D] But I'm planning to [E] go a[A]way

Now, I am real old, don't you know
[D] Born ten billion [E] years ago
But [A] they don't love me here [F#m] enough and [E] so
[D]I'm planning to [E] go a[A]way

[D] Now the children upon their lawns
[A] Will wake up and wonder where I've gone
[D] And the flies that buzz around where I now be
[E] They're all gonna have to get along without me

[A] They'll say, Where's the little dinosaur?
[D] Where's the little [E] dinosaur?
[A] Where's that little [F#m] dinosaur?
[D] He must have [E] gone a[A]way

[A] Oh no, please don't go
[D] Oh no, [E] please don't go
[A] Don't go, little [F#m] dinosaur,
[D] Please don't [E] go a[A]way

[A] Oh no, please don't go
[D] Oh no, [E] please don't go
[A] Don't go, little [F#m] dinosaur,
[D] Please don't [E] go a[A]way

[A] Okay, I'll come back
[D] You know I'm [E] back to stay
[A] 'Cause I'm just your little [F#m] dinosaur
[D] And I could never really [E] go
[D] Never really [E] go
[D] Never really [E] go a[D][A]way

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Now, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Now the children upon their lawns
Will wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
They're all gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

Paradiso 1977

Lyrics

1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Now I am real old don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Now, the children upon their lawns
Will wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
They're all gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, (Where's the little dinosaur?)
(Where's the little dinosaur?)
(Where's that little dinosaur?)
(He must have gone away)

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Ok, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
Cause I'm just a little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

Live In Sweden 1978

Lyrics

1,2,1,2,3,4

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Now the children upon their lawns
Shall wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
Are gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, now I'm back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

Thank you ladies and gentlemen, thank you

The College Rock Hour

Lyrics

[1, a 2, a 1 2 3 4]

[Oh all right ???]

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I'm real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me quite enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well the children upon their lawns
Are gonna wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
We're gonna see how they can get along without me

They'll say, (Where's the little dinosaur?), that's right
(Where's the little dinosaur?), yeah
(Where's that little dinosaur?) when I first made up this song, I cried
(He must have gone away) I used to have dreams about dinosaurs

Oh no, please don't go
(Made me sad to think there's a whole kind of animal that isn't around anymore)
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
(Well see ya later, I'm gettin out of here, yeah)
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, then I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go, (no)
Never really go, (he's back)
Never really go away, away

Helsinki

Lyrics

[A 1, a 2, a 1 2 3 4]

Well now, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want quite enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well the children upon their lawns
They're gonna wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
We'll see how they get along without me

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
[That's right]
Where's the little dinosaur?
[That's right]
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away
[You said it]

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, then I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go (no)
Never really go (he's back)
Never really go away

Turin

Lyrics

I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
[[Italian commentary breaks in over the song, they talk for the whole rest of the song]]

Vienna 1988

Lyrics

I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me here enough and so
I must go away

The children upon their lawns
They're gonna wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
We're gonna see how they get along without me

Well they'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, then I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go, no
Never really go, he's back
Never really go away
Away

[Auf wiedersehen]

The Cellar Door

Lyrics

Now, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Now the children upon their lawns
Shall wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
They're gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

The Boarding House (first one)

Lyrics

[Hi everyone, it's still me ???]

[Modern lovers ready? very good modern lovers set?]

1 2 1 2 3 4

Well now, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Now, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Now the children upon their lawns
Will wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz where I now be
Are gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, "where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
Okay I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

The Boarding House (second one)

Lyrics

[Ready everyone? ??? I wanna hear myself a little,
That's better, ok ready for the new song? you sure?
I don't think we're gonna do it ??? You sure?]

1 2 1 2 3 4

All right

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Dig this

The children upon their lawns
Will wake up one day and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz where I now be
Are gonna have to get along without me

Cause They'll say, Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

New York University

Lyrics

[Uh oh, ??? modern lovers are we ready up here?]

1 2 1 3 8 2

[They didn't teach me counting]

Everybody ready?

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Now, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Now the children upon their lawns
They're gonna wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
They're gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

Pinkpop

Lyrics

1 2 1 2 3 4

All right

Well now, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Now, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well, now the children upon their lawns
Yes they'll wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz where I now be
Are gonna have to get along without me

And they'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's that little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
For I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

Bye

Live In Bristol 1978

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm just a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Now, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Now the children on their lawns
Will wake up and will wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
They're gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
for I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
I could Never really go away

Gaspars 1979 (1)

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well the children upon their lawns
Shall wake up and wonder where Jonathan the dinosaur's gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
We're gonna see how they get along without me

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

And they'll say
Oh no, please don't go
They'll say
Oh no, please don't go
They'll say
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

They'll say
Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

And I'll say
Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

The International House

Lyrics

I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me here quite enough and so
I'm planning to go away

well the children upon their lawns
are gonna wake up and wonder where Jonathan the dinosaur's gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
They're gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, Where's that little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur? ???
Where's that little dinosaur?
I suppose he's just gone away

they'll say Oh no, ??? please don't go
Oh no, ??? please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go ???

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
they'll say Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

??? Okay, then I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

The Catalyst

Lyrics

[Oh that's a hint, I'm impervious to hints, I'm wicked stupid, oh ok we'll do I'm a little dinosaur]

1 2 a 1 2 3 4

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well, now the children upon their lawns
Shall wake up and wonder where's Jonathan the Dinosaur gone
And the flies that like to buzz around where I now be
We're gonna see how they get along without me

Well, they'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

Left Bank 1981 (first one)

Lyrics

Well now, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, now, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well the children upon their lawns
Are gonna wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that like to buzz around where I now be
We're gonna see how they get along without me

Well, they'll say, Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Well now, Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

See you in a little while

Left Bank 1981 (second one)

Lyrics

All right

I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well now, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me here enough and so
I intend to go away

The children upon their lawns
Shall wake up and wonder where I've gone
The flies that like to buzz around where I be
We'll see how they get along without me

That's what they'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?" they'll wonder
"Where's the little dinosaur?" they'll ponder
"Where's the little dinosaur?" they'll be very upset
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

(??? Again)

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Well okay then, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

[We're the modern lovers, we're gonna see you a little later, bye bye]

Bookies

Lyrics

1 2 1 2 3 4

Well now, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well now, the children upon their lawns
Are gonna wake up and wonder where's the dinosaur gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
They're all gonna have to get along without me

Well they'll say, Where's the little dinosaur? (that's right)
Where's the little dinosaur? (they'll be sorry)
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

(I didn't hear enough, you gotta do more, I didn't believe that)

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

[We're the modern lovers, we say goodnight]

My Father's Place

Lyrics

[All right modern lovers, why don't we ???]

I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well now the children upon their lawns
Are gonna wake up to wonder where Jonathan the dinosaur's gone
And the flies that now buzz around where I now be
They're all gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, then I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

The Bottom Line

Lyrics

[1 2 a 1 2 3 4]

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't love me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

The children upon their lawns
Shall wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
We'll see how they get along without me

[[He talks through the next part when the backup singers are singing]]

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

The Other End

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But look I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me here quite enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well now, the children upon their lawns
They're gonna wake up and wonder where's the dinosaur gone
And the flies that used to buzz around where I now be
We'll see how they get along without me

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where could be that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

They'll say

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
They'll say "don't leave us, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away"

And I'll be easily convinced and I'll say

Okay, then I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

[I'm Jonathan Richman ???]

The Rex Club

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me quite enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well now, the children upon their lawns
Shall wake up to wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
Well we'll see how they get along without me

Well we'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Well we'll say "Oh no, please don't go"
Oh no, please don't go
They'll say, "Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away"

Then I'll feel bad for them I'll say

Okay, then I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away

[??? People ??? Jonathan, that's right, that's right]
[[He says something in French]]

Jonathan Swifts

Lyrics

[When I was a little boy
I got real sad
When parents told me there was no such thing anymore
As these things called dinosaurs
I read a little book by a ???
The wrote this story
And they had this little character called
??? The blue dinosaur
I read about it
And I started crying
I remember now when I was little
I used to be so sad
That there was some kind of animal that wasn't around any more
And I didn't like that
So I had dreams about dinosaurs]

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me quite enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well the children upon their lawns, they'll be sorry
They'll wake up and wonder where's the dinosaur's gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
We're gonna see how they get along without me

Well they'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?" they'll be sad
Where's the little dinosaur? they'll be sorry
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

[They'll regret this very much]

Oh no, please don't go, [they'll be miserable]
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur, [then my heart will all be touched you know]
Please don't go away

Then I'll say
Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go, no
Never really go, he's back
Never really go away

Live At McCabe's

Lyrics

[[The recording starts abruptly]]

Dinosaur
I'm planning to go away

Well the children upon their lawns
Shall wake up to wonder where's the dinosaur gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
We'll see how they get along without me

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

That's right, they'll say
Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
They'll say "Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away"

And I'll say "Okay, then I'll come back"
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
Never really go
Never really go away
Away

The Bottom Line 1983

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur ???
I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well the children upon their lawns
You see they're gonna wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
They're all gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, ("Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away)

(Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away)

(Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away)

Okay then, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
But I could never really go (no)
Never really go (he's back)
Never really go away

Elephant Fayre

Lyrics

[[He starts playing the intro to the song but is interrupted by the organizers who make an announcement they are looking for a lost child - odd coincidence]]

Well now, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me quite enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well now the children upon their lawns
They're gonna wake up and wonder where Jonathan the dinosaur's gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
I'll see how they get along without me

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, well I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go
No
Never really go
He's back
Never really go away
Away

[Good night]

Notes

San Giuliano Milanese

Lyrics

I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

Well, I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well the children upon their lawns
[Will wake up and wonder where I've gone]
The flies that like to buzz around where I now be
They're all gonna have to get along without me

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go (no)
Never really go (he's back)
Never really go away

??? [[I think he introduces the band here but it's hard to hear]]

Barcelona 1986

Lyrics

a 1 a 2 a 1 2 3 4

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten billion years ago
But they don't want me enough and so
I'm planning to go away

the children upon their lawns
are gonna wake up and wonder where that Dinosaur's gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
we'll just see how they get along when they don't have me

Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go, little dinosaur,
Please don't go away

Okay, then I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go (no)
Never really go (he's back)
Never really go away

Una Mas?

San Fran 1986

Lyrics

Well, I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go away

I am real old, don't you know
Born ten million years ago
But they don't want me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well now the children upon their lawns
Shall wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
We'll see how they get along without me

They'll say, "Where's the little dinosaur?"
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's that little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Where's the little dinosaur?
Where's the little dinosaur?
He must have gone away

And I'll say
Okay, I'll come back
You know I'm back to stay
'Cause I'm just your little dinosaur
And I could never really go (no)
Never really go (he's back)
Never really go away

Live At Davis

Lyrics

One more song

I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
I'm a little dinosaur
But I'm planning to go anyway

I am real old don't you know
Born 10 million years ago
But they don't want me here enough and so
I'm planning to go away

Well the children on their lawns
Are going to wake up and wonder where I've gone
And the flies that buzz around where I now be
Are going to have to get along without me

Where is the little dinosaur?
Where is the little dinosaur?
Where is the little dinosaur?
He must've gone away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go little dinosaur
Please don't go away

Oh no, please don't go
Oh no, please don't go
Don't go little dinosaur
Please don't go away

[[Break in recording]]

Never really go

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