Tell me a story, Mummy.

A story from when you were the same size as me.

Tell me a story, Mummy.

A story from when you were just like me.

 

When I was a little girl in Africa,

I met a Flamingo one day,

All day, all night all he could say,

Was Ka Ka Ka, Ka Ka Ka.

 

The other birds teased him,

It made him feel so sad.

It made him feel so bad.

How could I help him?

 

“Ka Ka Ka”, he cried.

Oh how  very wrong,

That this is his only song.

No matter how hard he tried.

 

He’s woken a crocodile,

With one sleepy eye,

He listens nearby,

With a smile.

 

Together we can rock this river.

Trust me!

Play me!

Together we can shock this river.

 

The flamingo could be a crocodile snack,

But instead he ran his beak,

Along each peak,

Of the crocodile’s back.

 

The beautiful music woke the birds,

From afternoon slumbers,

In all the African summers,

No music like this had ever been heard.

 

The flamingo and the crocodile Together,

Rocked that River.

Upriver, Downriver,

Were all a Shiver.

The flamingo and the crocodile Together,

Rocked that River.

Upriver, Downriver,

Were all a Shiver.

 

Note from Kate:

I drew these for Sydney when she was two years old, and used to make up all sorts of stories for her and her little sister.  I hope you enjoy this.

Kate Gillie
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