So Long and Thanks for All the Fish MP3

I searched all over the web and had a terribly difficult time of finding a complete MP3 version of “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish,” the song at the beginning of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the movie based on the book by Douglas Adams (based on the radio series).

I found a Flash animation of the song, with some dolphins singing it and such. So I finally decided to use my new MuVo to encode it directly to MP3. It worked wonderfully.

Download So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish mp3 [2.17 MB]

Read on for the lyrics…

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Soundtrack Lyrics

So Long & Thanks for All the Fish Lyrics

So long and thanks for all the fish
So sad that it should come to this
We tried to warn you all but oh dear?

You may not share our intellect
Which might explain your disrespect
For all the natural wonders that
grow around you

So long, so long and thanks
for all the fish

The world’s about to be destroyed
There’s no point getting all annoyed
Lie back and let the planet dissolve

Despite those nets of tuna fleets
We thought that most of you were sweet
Especially tiny tots and your
pregnant women

So long, so long, so long, so long, so long
So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

So long, so long and thanks
for all the fish

(yeah)

So long and thanks for all the fish
So sad that it should come to this
We tried to warn you all but oh dear?

(oh dear)

Despite those nets of tuna fleets
We thought that most of you were sweet
Especially tiny tots and your
pregnant women

So long, so long, so long, so long, so long
So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

So long, so long and thanks
for all the fish

Give credit where due: the mp3 is encoded from this flash animation.

July 29, 2006: Comments closed. The MP3 is posted here; see the link near the top of the post. Use this form to contact me.

66 Responses to “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish MP3”

  1. wonko the sane says:

    a good alchemist would give you 60% of the gold

  2. AVD says:

    the missing lyrics are:

    If i had just one last wish
    I would like a tasty fish
    If we could just change one thing
    We would all have lungs to sing

    Come, one and all
    man and mammal,
    in life’s great gene pool

  3. AVD says:

    ooops…..side by side
    in life’s great gene pool …i skipped a line when i wrote the lyrics before

  4. AVD says:

    and also u missed one line:
    Lie Back and let the planet
    Dissolve around you

  5. enjoyed the link for “so long…..” I heard the track from the soundrack album played on WXPN in Philadelphia. It included narration before the song (which I found very enjoyable). Could you post a version with the narration before the song? That would
    be great!

  6. matt says:

    It is in there just no around you

  7. Melissa says:

    My son and I have been singing this song all night! Thanks for putting it up- I can’t get it out of my head!

  8. MAD_COW says:

    well if u have a dvd drive on your computer just play the dvd while recording from wave mix or stereo mix for perfect quality.

  9. Poika says:

    YESSS!!! My flatmates swear theyll kill me if i play that song for another 2 hours straight :D

    11 year olds are not alone in their delight!

    This is one of the funkiest songs Ive heard in a while!

  10. cindy says:

    Thank you!!!

  11. Kalawaraka says:

    Thank you so much! I have been looking for the complete song for ages, I wanted to make a simfile for it.

  12. clubgrrl says:

    My best friend is dancing to it now. You’ve completed your good deed for the decade. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  13. 13Wildflowers says:

    How do you open this? I can’t get it to play on anything. Any help please? I’ve had this song in my head AND dreams (seriously, it’s kind of freaky) for about a week. It’s KILLING ME!!!!!
    Thanks much!!

  14. Elliot Lee says:

    13Wildflowers, it’s an mp3 music file inside a zip archive. You might have to use a zip extraction tool (like Winzip) to open it. To play the mp3 file, use any music player: for example, iTunes or Winamp.

  15. Sweet_Tooth says:

    Thanks! I was just looking for this! I thought that I wouldn’t ever find it. I even tried Dogpile (they usually have what I’m looking for). I had seen the flash movie you got it from, and I must admit, it’s good. I saw the movie, but due to not being very faithful to the book, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped. Oh well, I always have the books. Thanks again!

  16. bule cool says:

    thanks alot man
    iíve been searching for ages
    Would it be too much to ask for you to post it, or send it to me?