A beetle once sat on a barberry twig,Â
And turned at the crank of a thingum-a-jig.Â
Needles for hornets, nippers for ants,Â
For the bumblebee baby a new pair of pants,Â
For the grizzled old gopher a hat and a wig,Â
The beetle ground out of his thingum-a-jig !