In yellow, hot Africa In the centeral part, Somehow, suddenly, unexpectedly, An accident happened. The elephant said, very truthfully: - Now thereís going to be a flood! And all because: a giraffe Fell in love with an antelope. Arose hubbub and barking... Only the old parrot Cried out loudly from the branches: - The giraffe is tall, his point of view is better! What the heck, what horn does she have - Cried the giraffe lovingly, - Nowadays all fauna Have legal equality! If my relatives Arenít happy with her, Donít expostulate on me, Iíll leave the herd! Arose hubbub and barking... Only the old parrot Cried out loudly from the branches: - The giraffe is tall, his point of view is better! Father Antelope Why do you have such a son? Who cares, - who gives a damn Whatís on his forehead itís all the same. And the Giraffeís mother grumbles: - Were you seeing that muttonhead?.. And left for the bisons To live with the antelopeís giraffe. Arose hubbub and barking... Only the old parrot Cried out loudly from the branches: - The giraffe is tall, his point of view is better! In yellow, hot Africa Thereís no idylls anymore, Mr and Mrs Giraffe cry Crocodile tears. Only it doesnít help the sadness, Thereís no law nowadays... The giraffeís daughter Married a bison! So what if the giraffe was wrong, Itís not the giraffeís fault, But the one who cried from the branches: - The giraffe is tall, his point of view is better!
© Peter Struwwel. Translation, ?