THE CAMEL’S COMPLAINT

Canary birds feed on sugar and seed

Parrots have crackers to crunch

And as for the poodles they tell me the noodles

Have chicken and cream for their lunch

But there’s never a question

About my digestion

Anything does for me !

Cats you’re aware can repose in a chair

Chickens can roost upon rails

Puppies are able to sleep in a stable

And oysters can slumber in pails

But no one supposes

A poor camel dozes

Any place does for me !

Lambs are enclosed where it’s never exposed

Coops are constructed for hens

Kittens are treated to houses well heated

And pigs are protected by pen

But a camel comes handy

Wherever it’s sandy

Anywhere does for me !

People would laugh if you road a giraffe

Or mounted the back of an ox

It’s nobody’s habit to ride on a rabbit

Or try to bestraddle a fox

But as for a camel he’s

Ridden by families

Any load does for me !

A snake is as round as a hole in the ground

And weasels are wavy and sleek

And no alligator could ever be straighter

Than lizards that live in a creek

But a camel’s all lumpy

And bumpy and humpy

Any shape does for me !

(Written by Charles Edward Carryl)

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