I really think it’s quite absurd for a farmyard pig to marry a bird.
(I must admit I’ve never heard of a great big pig going to live with a bird).
Don’t be silly – what are you thinking?
Pigs are dirty – your nest will be stinking.
It’s a silly idea, you are quite mad,
It will never work, you will both be sad.
But the pig and the lark felt quite sure
that if they lived apart their lives would be poor.
‘Dearest Lark,’ said the pig to the bird as he passed,
‘Our love is meant and I’m sure it will last.’
‘Oh, Pig,’ said the lark landing on the sty.
‘If we must part, I’m sure I will cry.’
So the ancient old horse married the pair
at the bottom of the hayloft stair
and then all the animals sang and danced,
the lark twittered and the pig pranced
until the moon rose up and they needed a rest.
And the lark began her biggest test.