A Flock Of Fat Flamingoes

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From the album Up In A Big Balloon

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A flock of fat flamingoes went fishing in a flood.
They weren’t finicky over food, provided it was good.
Fresh fruit fool for breakfast, fried frog flan for lunch,
But on Friday night in the pale moonlight,
              they met for their favourite munch:

Chorus:
Fresh fried fillets of fresh fried fish
   are a fat flamingo’s favourite dish.
The fishes flip their fins in fright
   at a fat flamingo’s fearful bite,
When a flock of fat flamingoes
    fish for fillets of fresh fried fish,
When a flock of fat flamingoes
    fish for fillets of fresh fried fish.

A flock of fat flamingoes had eaten all they could,
And when they tried to fly away they sank down in the mud.
There they lay all Saturday, and through ’til Sunday morning,
When a crocodile gave the flock a smile,
        and ate them without warning.

A flock of fat flamingoes began to fight and kick
Inside the friendly crocodile, who then was promptly sick!
As one by one they left his tum, and spread their wings in flight,
They dreamed of fillets of fresh fried fish,
        and their feast next Friday night.


Words and music © Simon Mayor & Hilary James
Illustrations by Hilary James