It is well known that we have the opportunity to celebrate at least one World Day every day.
Today, of course, is special, because very simply … it does NOT exist in reality, but only in fairy tales.
But we love fairytales and myths and that is why we chose to celebrate today.
Which day? But of course, the Unicorn Day!
The truth is, we were looking for an occasion to deal with this particular song.
We refer to “The Unicorn” by The Irish Rovers, a 1967 song.
It is a children’s song both melodic and lyrical. It’s basically like someone is singing a fairytale to you.
“The Unicorn” was written by Shel Silverstein, a famous children’s writer who also wrote adult material for Playboy magazine.
Strange combination, but okay… artists have somewhat bipolar aspects!
According to Silverstein’s nephew Mitch Myers, “what appears to be a timeless Irish folk song was written by a Jewish man from Chicago.”
Oxymoron, but true!
The song refers to this wonderful creature, which looks like a horse but is mythical.
The lyricist, based on the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark, explains that Noah left without the unicorns and that is why they no longer exist.
We said, a children’s song, full of myths and fairy tales!!
What we should probably keep from this song is that if we don’t protect all the creatures in the world, then they will be lost.
They will pass into the realm of fantasy and the next generations will learn about them only through fairytales …