That monkey’s uncle in the cat’s pyjamas is a queer bird
a wolf in sheep’s clothing, dogging your footsteps while you rabbit on
worming his way into your confidence with a horse laugh
then ratting on you, parrotting your secrets with a sheepish grin. What a skunk
what a pig what a louse what a weasel what a toad what a snake
what a creepy-crawly! That dog in the manger has let the cat out of the bag
and sold you a whale of a pup. It’s a dog’s dinner.
It’s the straw that broke the bee’s knees. How can you bear it?
What a goose you are to let him badger you
what a lamb to the slaughter, what a sloth, what a stupid cow.
You can lead a horse to a hot tin roof
but you can’t make it act the goat. Give him the bird!