Amazin' Amazon Mystery Animals
King of Complainers
I don't know why they call the
tamarin a lion
positively are NO lions in the Amazon rain forest!
Ha, to me, the tamarin's no more
than a squirrely little pest
It could never begin to pass my test
Oh, you might get a whimper or weak
But, when it comes to making noise,
I'm simply the finest, the greatest and THE BEST!
Why don't I pick on someone closer
to my size? you say
Well how 'bout the jaguar? -
to her I'm mere prey
But when it comes to roaring, she
can hardly purr
And she's got nothing on me when
it comes to fur
Yeah, we've got rhino beetles and
leopard moths and lion tamarins
But none of them can roar like me
So why shouldn't I be king?
Roaring, after all, is a rather noble
Wouldn't you agree?
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For I'd be king if they heard me
And, no, I don't croon when I belt
out my tune
Howling bloody murder is my claim
And I'd like to see the tamarin just
try to do the same.
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