Here's a story that's strange with its changes and it happened just not long ago.
In a high mountain plain where the sage brush arranges a playground just south of the snow,
lived a lamb with a coat of remarkable sheen. It would glint in the sunlight all sparkly and clean.
Such a source of great pride that it caused him to preen. And he'd break out in high steppin' dance.
He would dance for his neighbors across the way. I must say that they found his dancin' enhancing
for they'd also join in the play. Then one day...
Then aboundin' up the slope came a great American Jack-a-loupe. This sage of the sage, this rare hare of hope
caused a pause to check out the lamb:
"Hey kid. Why the mope?"
"I used to be something, all covered in fluff. I'd dance in the sunlight and show off my stuff.
Then they hauled me away in a manner quite rough and sheered me and dumped me back here in the buff.
And if that's not enough...Now my friends all laugh at me
because they think I look ridiculous funny and pink."
"Pink? Pink? Well what's wrong with pink? I think you've got a pink kink in your think.
It doesn't matter what color, well that gets a nope. Whether it's pink or purple or heliotrope.
Now sometimes you're up and sometimes you're down. When you find that you're down, well just look around.
You've still got a body, good legs and fine feet, get your head in the right place and, hey, you're complete.
Now as for the dancing, you can do more. You can reach great heights, in fact you can soar!
You just get a leg up and slap it on down and you find that you're up in what's called a bound.
Bound, bound, bound and rebound. Bound and you're up righ next to the sky
and I think you can do it if you give it a try. Just get a leg up and slap it on down."
So every year, long about May, they'd pick him up and they'd haul him away.
They sheered him and dumped him all naked and bare. He learned to live with it. He didn't care.
He'd just bound, bound, bound and rebound.
Now in this world of ups and downs...It's so nice to know there are Jack-a-Lopes around.