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Don't Disturb the Ladybug (lyrics only)

Written by Unknown

Don’t disturb the ladybug
Sleepin’ by the spider’s web
And if you see a
butterfly
Don’t try to catch it in your net
It’s taken such a long long time
To make this very special place
Open up your soul and mind
To all it has to say.

Be still
Take it in awhile
Feel the sunshine
Warm upon your face
You’ll feel
When it makes you smile
Like you’re welcome
To the human race.

Everybody sees a part
Of what this life can really be
No one sees like you can see
When you let your mind be free
The wind is blowing through the trees
A song that everyone can learn
God is playing hide and seek
Everywhere you turn.

Be still
Take it in awhile
Feel the sunshine
Warm upon your face
You’ll feel
When it makes you smile
Like you’re welcome
To the human race.

Lady bug on a white flower
For kids

Learn more about butterflies at Butterflies and Moths of North America and the Butterfly Zone!

For teachers
Insects
Articles about insects that have been seen on NIEHS campus. Some of these bugs threaten our plants!
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