Name the work being parodied:
Everything In Its Place
The skeleton is hiding in the closet as it should,
The needle's in the haystack and the trees are in the wood,
The fly is in the ointment and the froth is on the beer,
The bee is in the bonnet and the flea is in the ear.
The meat is in the coconut, the cat is in the bag,
The dog is in the manger and the goat is on the crag,
The worm is in the apple and the clam is on the shore,
The birds are in the bushes and the wolf is at the door.
-- Arthur Guiterman
by Robert Browning
The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven--
All's right with the world!
The Guiterman is certainly deeper, though its title seems a missed opportunity. 'Poppas' Song' or 'Arthur's Song' would have been more subtle in the context.
Right you are. I once did a little spoonerism ditty on pippa passes, but that is another story. Snail's on the thorn - what a great line!