The Elephant And The Crocodile.
The Elephant and the crocodile went down to the sea,
Yes the elephant and the crocodile as strange as it may be.
The bay it did divide them, the waves did lap between,
A stranger sight in all my life I've never ever seen.
The crocodile upon a rock did bask beneath the sun,
The elephant with his trunk squirted water just for fun.
And as the day grew to a close they both did close their eyes,
And were lulled to sleep by laping waves and gentle seagull cries.
Now it came that an old sea witch was passing as they slept,
And slowly and on stealthy foot upon the beach she crept.
And she did brew a wicked spell to last for all of time,
And what was left behind that day is reason for this rhyme.
The spell she cast would hold them fast and keep them ever here,
The length of time they've been here is obvious and clear.
For the moss it grows upon their backs, their bones have hardened till,
The inabilaty to move has turned them statue still.
So now they sit in rocky stillness till the spell be broken,
Not a breath will pass their lips and not a word be spoken.
For now they are but two big hills that drop down to the sea,
And here they'll stay forever more until they are set free.
What you ask are those two hills, what name gives them their form?
Today the names they go by are the Big and Little Orme.
But if you look most carfully their shape is plane to see,
The elephant and the crocodile who went down to the sea.