A Manatee Sneezed On Me          
                    
By John and Cole Flynn  

  

When we were on vacation

Down in Florida last spring

My brother said go get your bathing suit

A family of manatees

Is swimming by the dock

They’re gentle and  little ones are cute

My mom said it was okay

So my dad said okay too

I paddled over to them on my raft

Suddenly my head was wet with something like shampoo

I  yelled out as everybody laughed

 

A manatee sneezed on me… a manatee sneezed on me

You might think that it’s funny

It’s not

 

The manatees had come to drink

Fresh water from the hose

My brother  Sean was holding in his hand

A little water must have gotten up the mamma’s nose

I’d like to laugh about it but I can’t

A manatee sneezed on me…a manatee sneezed on me

Its nasal capacity’s a lot

A manatee sneezed on me…a manatee sneezed on me

You might think it’s funny

 It’s not

 

It could’ve been worse the sneeze was clear

Yes there are worse sneezes I hear

There was a huff and then a snuff

And then she sprayed me with her stuff

There was no clue, no big ha-choo

She simply snorted and it flew

She felt so bad for what she’d done

She tried to clean me with her tongue

 

A manatee sneezed on me…a manatee sneezed on me

Its nasal capacity I got

A manatee sneezed on me…a manatee sneezed on me

You might think it’s funny

It’s not

 

I did not know just what to do

And so I hollered “God bless you!”

 

© Flying Stone Music 1998

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