CAMEL AND THE BUTTERFLY, THE

CAMEL AND THE BUTTERFLY, THE
Song
Frederic Norton
Frederic Norton
Chappell & Co.

Once upon a time, there lived a dromedary;
Oh! so full of woe was he,
The reason was, because
He could not fly like a fairy;
Oh! so full of woe was he.

One day chanced to spy
A gorgeous butterfly;
Said he, “Oh! would you be so kind,
To teach me how to fly?”

And the butterfly
Just cock’d his eye,
He saw a chance of fun;
Said he, aloud, “‘Twill make me proud
To show you how it’s done.”

Said the butterfly, “You must climb that mountain bare.”
(Oh! so weary was the dromedary;)
“And when you reach the top,
You must take a jump in the air;
You will fly like a fairy.”

The camel closed his eyes,
And took an awful jump,
The earth it shook for miles around,
He fell with such a bump!

And I grieve to say,
Since that sad day,
All through that dreadful jump.
That camels all,
Both great and small,
Have always had the –
Have always had the hump.

CAMEL AND THE BUTTERFLY, THE