15 April – The chiffchaff cheep

”Chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
are you having a laugh?

Chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
I put in hard graft,

chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
to fly so very far,

Chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
from southern Africa,

chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
only to discover,

chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
it’s neither Spring nor Summer!

Chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
a land of gales and snow,

chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
isn’t where I meant to go.

Chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
what an awful holiday,

chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
I hope it brightens up in May.

Chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
why migrate to freezing Britain,

chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
not the Mediterranean?!

Chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
it really isn’t fair,

chiff, chaff, chiff, chaff,
please hear my prayer!”