The Kookaburra Laughed

Wakefield

 

Down to the lake came the old grey horse

Down to the lake for a drink

And the crocodile snapped his jaws and of course

That was the end of the old grey horse

Said the croc, “I’m the king of all this land

For none can my great jaws withstand.”

But the kookaburra laughed, “Ha! Ha! Ha! ha!”

The kookaburra laughed, “Ha! ha!”

 

Down to the lake came the buffalo bull

Down to the lake for a drink

And he flipped his horns and the great big croc

Fell with a thump on the big hard rock

Said the Bull, “I’m the king of all this land

For none can my great horns withstand.”

But the kookaburra laughed, “Ha! Ha! Ha! ha!”

The kookaburra laughed, “Ha! ha!”

 

The bull trod hard on the little brown snake

The little brown snake was hurt

And he bit that bull on the leg so deep

The buffalo bull went off to sleep

Said the snake, “I’m the king of all this land

For none my poison bite can stand.”

But the kookaburra laughed, “Ha! Ha! Ha! ha!”

The kookaburra laughed, “Ha! ha!”

 

The kookaburra said as he winked his eye,

“Little snake, how I love you.”

And he glided down beside the lake

And he swallowed him whole that little brown snake

Said he, “You call yourself a king

But to me you’re just a tasty thing

And the kookaburra laughed, “Ha! Ha! Ha! ha!”

The kookaburra laughed, “Ha! ha!”