A sad little Goat is sweating in the midday sun
Hasn’t her owner heard of the word shade
All of the Goats pain is man made.
Her chain is about six foot long
She can hardly reach her water bowl
If she was a Dog she would howl
If she was me she would scowl.
Meanwhile in a place not that far away
lives a Princess.
A Princess devoted to animals
If they are in her care they will survive
No more then that they will thrive.
She is Princess Tanya from Wilcannia
She lives in a house up Cessnock way
And caring and feeding her pets
takes a lot of her pay.
There is another thing about Princess
Tanya from Wilcannia.
The thing is Princess Tanya hasn’t got blood
in her veins
She has liquid sugar
She has a very sweet tooth cakes pastries soft
drinks and all sorts of lollies
But when she goes shopping Pop Tarts
fill her shopping trolley
It doesn’t matter what flavour
she will eat them by the box full
She will eat twenty a day
and that is no bull.
The Goat is still tied up
She is bleating an awful sound
Her cruel owner is never around
The water bowl is almost empty
The grass has been eaten down to the
Once again the Goat bleats that awful
The Goats owner is a cruel old man
Who doesn’t deserve to own a Goat
or even a Dog or a Cat.
not even a pet rock.
The Goat is getting frantic
as she tries to reach some grass
But she is one tough Goat
she is the top of the class
She gives her chain another tug
and the iron peg comes loose
And finally the Goat is free
she has escaped the noose
The Goat is happy but also sad
her long floppy ears cant quite hide
as she runs into the scrub
All she wants is a owner to love her
and give her belly a rub.
Princess Tanya from Wilcannia
is sitting in her lounge room
a Pop Tart in one hand
a cigarette in the other.
She is thinking about her collection
and she wants a new pet
she isn’t very fussy
she will take anything she can get.
Her eyes go to the front lawn
and she sees that it is need of a mow
She tried to start the mower yesterday
but she couldn’t get it to go
But then she thinks what she really needs
is a Goat or a Sheep
Then the grass could get a clipping
while she has a sleep.
The Goat is just roaming around
at least she has plenty to eat
But she is still unhappy
and a little unsteady on her feet
She is startled by a noise
and she takes off at a sprint
She doesn’t really know where she
Then the peg on her chain gets
snagged on a root.
She is chained once again
and all she can do is bleat
so she turns her mouth to the sky
and she goes bleat bleat bleat bleat
With all of her might
This Goat wont go down without a fight
Meanwhile Princess Tanya
is laying around watching a movie
when she hears the sound of a Goat
A Goat in trouble
So she jumps to her feet on the double.
She races outside to find the source of the
That Goat is frantic
It has to be found.
Once outside she realises that the sound
is coming from down near the creek
She races down there and she sees that
the Goat is laying down looking very weak
As she gets closer the Goat looks her right
in the eye
The Goat sighs with relief and lets out a
Princess Tanya drops to her knees and releases
the Goat from the chain
The Goat is relieved to be free from the pain
Princess Tanya walks towards home dropping
some crumbs behind her
looking back every now and then
To see if the Goat is following
The Goat gets the message and she struggles
to her feet
Then she starts to follow the stranger
She just knows that she is in no danger
Reaching home the Goat and the Princess
have already formed a bit of a bond.
The Goat has found a new home
The Princess has waved her magic wand
Princess Tanya names the Goat Gretel
She took a while to settle
but now she is part of the family
She fits right in place
You cant keep the smile from her face
Now the Goat and the Princess
are always together
When the Princess goes off to work
The Goat waits and frets
Will they be together forever?