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. Lisa says:

    Elliot, thank you sooo much for the song and the lyrics. Ever since I heard it in the movie, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it’s been running in my head in a continuous loop.
    Thanks for the additional lyrics, Sum.

    Any chance anyone have the music score? I’d like to try to play it on the piano..

  2. jpn says:

    Wow! Thank you ^^

  3. jewlz says:

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS SONG!! I have looked forever to find it! You soo rock

  4. JlockTruckStop says:

    Thanks for the post…my girlfriend has been bugging the shit out of me to find this song….YOU ROCK!

    thanks again

  5. Kurai says:

    OMG!!! I LOVE YOU!! Welll not really bu I’ve been lookign for that song FOR EVER!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! AHHHH!!

  6. micah porche says:

    YAYAYAY thanks so much

  7. chana says:

    yeah yah that was cool i liked it was aiet

  8. chana says:

    NOT THAT WAS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kenny says:

    Thank you so much

  10. g says:

    thanks for all the fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

  11. Alec says:

    Great, and thank you. Has anyone had any luck finding the score?

  12. Michael says:

    THANKS
    TERIMA KASIH
    DANKE
    GRACI

    WELL THATS ABOUT ALL THE LANGUAGES I KNOW THE SONG IN

    THANKS AGAIN

  13. jackie thomas says:

    many thanks, love that song.

  14. Kamil says:

    THAAANKS !!!
    I LOVE THE SONG

    so
    SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH
    :D

  15. rshew says:

    Thank you so very much for posting “So long and thanks for all the fish” in Mp3……just downloaded it for my 11yr old and he has one BIG smile!

  16. Brian says:

    I know its still great and everything, but the song you can download is actually just the reprise, not the actuall song.

  17. Guinevere says:

    thanks for all the fish! i couldn’t find it any where! i plonked it on my blog, and it made my day =)

    thanks again!
    wonka-* i shake you warmly by the hand!*

  18. Brock Bunney says:

    I’m sorry to be negative but the posted lyrics are missing a few lines…..go here to see the missing lines…..http://www.jengajam.com/r/dolphins-so-long-thank

  19. tiny tim says:

    Thank you, LOL. This is the get up and be happy song ive been looking for! ive been looking for this song for days now.

  20. Andy says:

    That’s an awesome song. Thanks for posting it!

  21. judy says:

    Help! My 11 yr old son wants to play it on the piano….any ideas about the score?

  22. Yootamons says:

    Hello i’m from Thailand. I see this movie and i loving it. Thank for who’s post this song thankssssssssssssssssssssssss.

  23. Erica Weirich says:

    Brock Bunney said the lyrics were incomplete but I didn’t see them on that site. [email]

  24. Erica Weirich says:

    Never mind, there it was!

  25. Rrrola says:

    The missing lyrics:


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

    Come one and all
    Man and mammal
    Side by side
    In lifes great gene pool

    There are actually two versions of the song on the soundtrack. I’ve post MP3s of them at http://www.ms.mff.cuni.cz/~kadlj3am/big/media/ at my school account. The CD is great, btw :)