Yertle The Turtle
Times Played
67
First Played
January 18th 1986
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Last Played
November 17th 2016
TUI Arena
Hannover, Germany
Released on
Freaky Styley (1985)
On a far away island
Of Salamasond
Yertle The Turtle
Was king of the pond
A nice little pond
It was clean it was neat
The water was warm
There was plenty to eat
Until one day
The king of them all
Decided the kingdom
He ruled was too small
I’m a ruler of all that I see
But I don’t see enough
And that’s the trouble with me

With this stone for a throne
I am too low down
I cannot look down
Upon the places beyond
So Yertle The Turtle King
Lifted his hand
And Yertle The Turtle King
Gave a command
He ordered all the turtles
Onto one another’s back
He piled them high
Into a ten turtle stack
I’m Yertle The Turtle
The things I now rule
I’m king of a cow
I’m king of a mule

Look at that turtle go, bro

Then down from below
In the great turtle stack
Came a burp from a plain
Little turtle named Mack
Just part of the throne
This burpin’ little turtle
Looked up and said “I beg
Your pardon King Yertle”
I’ve pains in my back
My shoulders and my knees
How long must we stand
Here your majesty
“Silence” the king of the
Turtles barked back
To the bad burpin’
Little turtle named Mack
I’m Yertle The Turtle
Oh marvelous me for
I am ruler of all that I see
PLAYED AT
NOV 17
2016
TUI Arena
Hannover, Germany
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1 RECORDING
MAR 14
2001
Irving Plaza (Robin Hood Foundation Benefit Show)
New York City, NY, United States
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JAN 27
2000
Sydney Entertainment Center
Sydney, Australia
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JAN 11
2000
Nippon Budokan
Tokyo, Japan
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NOV 08
1999
Arena Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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OCT 30
1999
Hartwall Arena
Helsinki, Finland
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1999
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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AUG 20
1999
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Cologne, Germany
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JUN 25
1999
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JUN 14
1999
Spazio Antologico
Milan, Italy
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JUN 04
1999
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Stockholm, Sweden
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SEP 20
1998
Stockton Civic Memorial Auditorium
Stockton, CA, United States
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SEP 19
1998
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Reno, NV, United States
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SEP 18
1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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Chicago, IL, United States
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1992
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Melbourne, Australia
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1992
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1992
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Scranton, PA, United States
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1992
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Torhout, Belgium
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1992
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Milan, Italy
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1992
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1992
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1992
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1992
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1991
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1991
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NOV 30
1991
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1991
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1991
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1991
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Burlington, VT, United States
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1991
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Madison, WI, United States
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JAN 24
1991
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1990
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1990
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London, England
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1990
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Mesa, AZ, United States
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MAR 16
1990
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FEB 14
1990
VPRO Studios (Nozems-A-Gogo)
Hilversum, Netherlands
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DEC 08
1989
Jannus Landing
St. Petersburg, FL, United States
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NOV 22
1989
Latin Quarter
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
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NOV 26
1988
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Long Beach, CA, United States
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JUN 04
1988
? (Provinssi Rock Fest)
Seinajoki, Finland
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APR 14
1988
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St. Louis, MO, United States
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APR 08
1988
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Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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MAR 27
1988
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FEB 17
1988
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Brussels, Belgium
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FEB 11
1988
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Zurich, Switzerland
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1988
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Berlin, Germany
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1987
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1987
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1987
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1986
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NOV 29
1986
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NOV 24
1986
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NOV 23
1986
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MAY 02
1986
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Seattle, WA, United States
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JAN 18
1986
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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