Disc A-9.  Dung Beetle Bill
© words by Annie Wilson 2014 (music is borrowed
from Leadbelly's tune to "Boll Weevil")

Album Note:  Here's my ode to the original recycler
of the prairie!

Lyrics:

Old Dung Beetle Bill’s a little black bug
He’s a worker, so they say,
He helps clean up the pastures
And he makes it look like play
He’s havin fun just rollin dung

Old Bill will help improve your soil
He’s the cattleman’s best friend
He’ll fertilize and loosen dirt
With the dung balls he digs in
He’s havin fun just rollin dung         

Old Bill is quite a family man
He’s devoted to his bride
First they both roll up a dung ball
Then she lays her eggs inside
They’re havin fun just rollin dung

Bill’s mellow as his larvas grow
And he gives that ball a kiss
Bill doesn’t sweat the small stuff
During meta-morph-o-sis
He’s havin fun just rollin dung

One day that ball breaks open
When the larvas’ days are through
And his children all come crawlin out
They’re a pooper-scoopin troop
They’re havin fun just rollin dung   
  
Those millionaires and gamblers
Old Bill’s still got ‘em beat
He’s the ultimate “high roller”
And his winnin’s he can eat
  He’s having fun just rollin dung

Bill’s menu it’s all local
And he never has to wait
Cause when it’s time for his next meal
It plops down on his plate
  He’s havin fun just rollin dung

Next time you’re on the prairie
Glancin’ down as you walk by
You just might get to see Bill down there
Workin’ on a pie
He’s havin fun just rollin dung!
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