This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"Zoological" is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

Follow their spoor to their sett,
But don't wake a bear with a sore head.
They prey on waterfowl which they cannot digest,
So they lie there, playing dead.

They migrate east to west,
To their burrow, hive or nest,
Yet you'll hear their calls for most of the year
Till they find somewhere to rest.