Song of Marsupial Fandom
The Ballad of Marsupial/Monotremal Fandom
by Denny Lien, Al Kuhfeld, Erwin S. Strauss
(To "The Temperance Union Song")
These verses came from "The HopSFA Hymnal."

We're coming, we're coming, our strange little band.
Adoring marsupials, we do take our stand.
We do not like reptiles because we do think
That once you like reptiles you must love a skink!

CHORUS:  Hooray, hooray for kangaroos,
			For kangaroos,
			For kangaroos!
	 Hooray, hooray for kangaroos!
	 That's the song of Marsupial Fandom!

We do not bug wombats 'cause wombats bug back.
And no one can live through a wombat attack.
Oh, can you imagine a gorier scene
Than bugging a wombat until he turns mean?  CHORUS.

Tasmanian devils are mean as can be.
They'll gladly bite you and they'll gladly bite me.
Can you imagine a gorier sight
Than Tasmanian devils a'spoilin' to fight?  CHORUS.

The furry koala is gentler than these,
He doesn't bite people, he just climbs in trees.
Oh, can you imagine a scene with less grief
Than a koala turning over a new leaf?  CHORUS.

We're coming, we're coming our strange little band.
Adoring marsupials, we do take our stand.
We also like monotremes, but feel a song
About them would only be two verses long.

SECOND CHORUS:  Hooray, hooray for platypi,
			       For platypi,
			       For platypi,
		Hooray, hooray for platypi,
		That's the song of Monotremal Fandom!

We're coming, we're coming, our odd little band.
Adoring the monotremes we take our stand.
We don't like placentals 'cause tell us we beg:
How can someone born live ever be a good egg?  SECOND CHORUS.

God stepped on the bill of the poor platypus.
That's how he came to have so flat a puss.
Oh, who can imagine how sad to be stuck
With a rear like a beaver and front like a duck.

Don't try to pet the tough spine'd echidna.    (n.b.: pron. SPY-ned.)
If you don't mind, he' rather you did nae'.
Oh, can you imagine a scene more tranquil
Than an echnida op'ning up an anthill?  SECOND CHORUS.       (pron. OAP-ning)

We're coming, we're coming, our odd little band.
Adoring the monotremes we take our stand.
We'd sing evening long of monotremal lore,
But must end our song 'cause there ain't any more.  SECOND CHORUS.



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