A flea went into a lion’s cage and bit that lion good

And then he stood on that lion’s mangy mane as a conquering hero should …

Now concerning this flea, one sad thing must be written.

That lion didn’t even know that he’d been bitten.

From the 1957 Broadway musical “Archy and Mehitabel,” starring Carol Channing and Eddie Bracken, based on the writings of columnist Don Marquis, words by Joe Darion, music by George Kleinsinger.