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Thread #102695   Message #2086184
Posted By: SharonA
25-Jun-07 - 04:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Of All the Animals in the World/Field..'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Of All the Animals in the World/Field..'
From "With a Whoop and a Holler: A Bushel of Lore from Way Down South" by Nancy Van Laan; ISBN number 068981061X:

THE BEE (page 60)
The bee he is an insect small,
And cunning like a weasel;
And when he lands upon you-all,
He leaves a little measle.

THE SQUIRREL (page 26)
Of all the beasts that roam the woods,
I'd rather be a squirrel.
Curl my tail upon my back,
And travel all over the world.

(Apparently this is a children's book, so perhaps the verses have been cleaned up a bit. I imagine that, in its original form, the bee didn't land on "you-all"...)