AnElephantCant climb up high mountains
He is not built like a svelte Mountain Goat
He does have strange views
On hearing the news
Beinn a’Chlaidheimh1 is now two feet short
It was always considered a Munro2
Which you a’ ken* must be 3,000 feet
Now technology says
It is 30 inches less
That’s enough to make a poor wee Ben greet
AnElephantCant help but feel sorry
For a mountain that’s been treated this way
Aw jings and oh no
I’m no’ a Munro
I am just a wee Corbett3 they say
But there are still 282 Munros
If you fancy going out Munro bagging
Each 900 plus meters
They quickly deplete us
Leaving all of our saggy bits sagging
But is there a story behind Beinn a’Chlaidheimh?
Is there something that gave it the chop?
Did some UFO plummet
And slice off the summit
To leave it a tad short on top?
Is it really the tallest of mountains
With its peak somewhere off in the stars?
Did a little green chap
Give its apex a zap
To build his own Munro on Mars?
1 The Hill of the Sword, a mountain in Scotland
2 A Munro is a mountain over 3,000 feet high
3 A Corbett is a mountain between 2,500 and 3,000 feet
*a’ ken – all know