Sunday, August 25, 2013

Three Monkeys

Three monkeys sat on a coconut tree
Discussing things as they're said to be

Said one to the other, Now listen, you two
There's a certain rumor that can't be true

That man descended from our noble race
The very idea is sure to disgrace

No monkey ever deserted his wife
starved her babies, and ruined her life

And, you've never known another monkey
To leave her babies, with others to bunk
Or pass them on from one to another

And another thing you will never see
A monkey build a fence around a coconut tree

And let the coconuts go to waste
Forbidding all other monkeys to taste

Why , if I put a fence around this tree
Starvation would force you to steal from me

And here's something else a monkey won't do
Go out of night and get on a stew

Or use a gun, or club, or knife
To take some other monkey's life

Yes, man descended, the ornery cuss
But, brother, he didn't descend from us

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