Cormorant is more than an ant,
its more than a Cormor too,
and it got its name in a very
that Ill explain to you.
Not long after the world began,
when dinosaurs lived in the swamps,
all the animals and birds in the
were feeling down in the dumps.
For down by the rocks where the sea
and the waves turn into spray,
a new and curious creature
was causing great dismay.
Some said, Its a
bird! Some said, Its a
Some said, Its in
But all agreed it was the strangest
that they had ever seen.
The Zebra said, You can see
its a bird,
a bird that can swim and dive.
But the Raven said,
Thats completely absurd.
You can see its a fish that
The Lion called a committee
to help him choose a name.
All the animals, the birds and the
and even the insects came.
There was one of every species,
one Lion, one Kangaroo,
one Hawk, one Fly, one Pelican
and one Rhinoceros too.
The Whale swam round and counted,
one Bat, one Chimpanzee,
but when he came to count the Ant
there were a million and thirty
No need to look so
the Great Anteater said,
I forgot to eat my breakfast,
but these will do instead.
The Elephant thought that
was a stylish sort of name,
but none of the other creatures
appeared to feel the same.
Each held their own opinion
of the name they thought was best,
and each one thought their own idea
far better than the rest.
So they argued all day and they
quarrelled all night,
but still they couldnt agree
what to call a fish that flew high
in the air
or a bird that swam deep in the sea.
Then just as the night was running
and the sun was drying the dew
the Anteater, looking down, said,
Cor! More ants!
and a very great number too!
Well the Lion roared, the animals
and the fish and the birds cheered
Said the Lion, You can bet
therell be more trouble yet,
but the name will certainly