You know, one time Anansi saw Tiger down at the water-hole: he had the biggest testicles of any animal, and the sharpest claws, and two front teeth as long as knives and as sharp as blades. And Anansi said to him, "Brother Tiger, you go for a swim, I'll look after your balls for you." He was so proud of his balls. So he got into the water-hole for a swim, and Anansi put his balls on, and left him his own little spider-balls.

And then, you know what Anansi did? Anansi ran away, fast as eight legs would take him.

Anansi didn't stop till he got to the next town. And he saw Old Monkey there. "You lookin' mighty fine, Anansi," said Old Monkey.

Anansi said to him, "you know what they all singin' in the town over there?"

"What are they singin" he asks.

"They singin' the funniest song," Anansi told him. Then de little spider, he did a dance, and sings,

Tiger's balls, yeah
I ate Tiger's balls
Now aint nobody gonna stop me never at all
Nobody put me up against the big black wall
'Cos I ate Tiger's testimonials
I ate Tiger's balls.
Old Monkey he laughs fit to bust, holding his side and shakin' and stampin', then he starts singin' "Tiger's balls, I ate Tiger's balls," snappin' his fingers, spinnin' around on his two feet. "That a fine song," he says, "I going to sing it to all my friends."

"You do that," Anansi tell him, and head back to the water-hole.

There's Tiger, down by the water-hole, walking up and down, with his tail switchin' and swishin' and his ears and the fur on his neck up as far as they can go, and he's snappin' at every insect comes by with his huge old saber teeth, and his eye's flashin' orange fire. He looks mean and scary and big, but danglin' between his legs, there's the littlest balls in the littlest blackest most wrinkledy ball-sack you ever did see.

"Hey Anansi," he says. "You were supposed to be guarding my balls when I went swimming. But when I got out of the swimming hole, there was nothing on the side of the bank but these little black shrivelled up good-for-nothing spider balls I'm wearing."

"I done my best," Anansi tells him, "but it was those monkeys, they come by and eat your balls all up, and when I tell them off, then they pulled off my own little balls. And I was so ashamed I ran away."

"You're a liar, Anansi," says Tiger, "I going to eat your liver." But then he hears the monkeys coming from their town to the water-hole. A dozen happy monkeys, boppin' down the path, clickin' their fingers and singin' as loud as they could sing,

Tiger's balls, yeah
I ate Tiger's balls
Now aint nobody gonna stop me never at all
Nobody put me up against the big black wall
'Cos I ate Tiger's testimonials
I ate Tiger's balls.
And Tiger, he growls, and he roars and he's off into the forest after them, and the monkeys screech and head for the highest trees. And Anansi scratches him nice new balls, and damn they felt good hangin' between his eight skinny legs, and he walk on home.

And even today, Tiger keeps chasin' monkeys.