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Osmium Animal Songs (103* d) RE: Animal Songs 21 Feb 00

I grew up in Africa and there was a legendry beast called Bongolo which was a jet black centipede about 6 inches long who would always turn up in the playground when least expected. We would play for a while and then in a moment of distarction the bongololo would have disappeared although quite how would be a mystery as it always seemed to move very slowly but disappear very quickly. Later said Bongolo would turn up wherever we went and the modern myth is taht its in fact the same one. So I wrote this song to celebrate a bit of my childhood.

And whether great or whether small/b/my favourite animal of all/b/Has a thousand legs or maybe more/b/and goes bongololo when he's sure

First he looks this way and then he looks that/b/as if he was waiting to take of his hat/b/But hat he has not, nor tail, nor ears/b/and when long thin and black maybe no fears/b/When moving along he goes at great speed/b/one bong and a go, one lo and a bong/b/which is why we gave him a name to pay heed/b/to follow these moves takes animal creed

But there is one secret I have to tell/b/look away for a sec and all won't be well/b/For when you look back he's sure to be gone/b/and the theory of thios is the rest of my song/b/for when you are watching my little black friend/b/his legs go very fast but his body's no end/b/and when you are not his legs go very slow/b/but his body goes BONG as a rocket might go.

there's another verse but my finger is tired. I don't have a tune for it - any suggestions?

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