O ladybug, ladybug, tender your heart.
Abide in a bubble till death do us part.
how, Mr. Merlin? Alive in a lake
with death ever certain? Not while I'm awake!
O ladybug, lady, obey my command
come and to stay in my castle of sand.
O Mr. Crustacean, I cannot comply,
for I will be free till the day that I die.
O ladybug, ladybug, hand me your hand,
for life is for lovers who live on the land.
O no, Mr. Granger. How can
the life of a lover who lives in the air?
O ladybug, ladybug, feather my nest,
for you're quite a
dish! O I love you the best!
On no, Mr. Robin. No dice and no deal.
I'd die of consumption to make you a meal.
ladybug, ladybug, live in my tree.
My garden is teeming with aphids for thee.
I will, Mrs. Willow. Okay, I agree,
welcome my friends who accompany me.
For I have two lovers (but one at a time):
the first is a flower; the second,
They're often together to play me the fool.
The first one is happy the second is cool.
Robin. Goodbye, Mr. Crab.
Goodbye, Mr. Granger (asleep on a slab).
Hello, Mr. Merlin! I've tender'd my heart:
in a bubble till death do us part.
1998 Elsie Ann Shannon