Little Baba closed his eyes
And said good night to Dad and Mum.
When in his dream he saw a dragon
With orange scales and a big red bum.
Despite the dragon being so tall,
Despite him being so terribly smelly,
His big red bum made Baba laugh,
The giggles burst out from his belly.
The dragon lowered his angry head
And fire came blowing from his nose,
“How can you be so rude and cruel?
I cannot help how my bum grows.
I simply cannot understand
Why people never find me scary
Instead they always point and laugh
Each and every time they see me.”
Baba watched the dragon’s face,
His sad black eyes full up of tears.
He decided then and there
To take away the dragon’s fears.
“We’ll find you some green underpants
With one big spiky orange scale,
They’ll cover up your big red bum,
They’ll even match your swishing tail.”
They found a seamstress in the town,
Sleeping soundly in her bed.
“Wake up,” cried Baba, “We need your help,
Go and fetch your needle and thread.”
For one whole night and one whole day,
the seamstress worked on steady
When evening came she finally stopped
At last the underpants were ready.
Into his pants the dragon climbed,
“They fit me perfectly!” he cried,
“I look so frightening and so fierce,
Perhaps I’ll even find a bride!”
While walking back to the dragon’s cave
They met the world’s bravest man.
“Aghh!” he cried, “A scary dragon!”
He turned on his heel and away he ran.
The dragon shouted out with glee,
“Now I’m as scary as all the others!
No one will laugh at me anymore
Especially not my fiery brothers!”
A maiden dragon watched the pair
Admiring high above a hill
The handsome dragon, so big and scary
And a little baby she could kill.
She pounced down onto little Baba
“No!” cried dragon, “He’s my friend.
He saved me from a life of sadness
He put my misery to an end.”
“But what shall I eat?” the maiden asked,
“If I can’t eat babes for dinner?”
“We’ll eat soup and bread, and apple pie.
Even if it makes us thinner.”
They looked into each others eyes,
They fell in love and vowed to wed.
So little Baba said goodbye
And woke up in his cosy bed.