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Well, I'm goin' down to Rose's
Gonna stop at Fannie Mae's
Gonna tell Aunt Fannie what
Her boyfriend say

Don't start me to talkin'
I'll tell everything I know
I'm gonna break up this signifyin'
Somebody's got to go

Jack gave his wife two dollars
To go downtown and get some market
She gets out on the streets
Ole George stopped her

He knocked her down
And blackened her eye
She gets back home
And tell her husband a lie

Don't start me to talkin'
I'll tell everything I know
I'm gonna break up this signifyin'
Somebody's got to go

She borrowed some money
To go to the beauty shop
He honked his horn
She begin to stop

She said, "Take me, baby
Around the block"
I'm goin' to the beauty shop
To get my hair asot"

Don't start me to talkin'
I'll tell everything I know
I'm gonna break up this signifyin'
Whoa! Somebody's got to go

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Sonny Boy Williamson II ?

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These are the lyrics to a song:

The morning was cold and lonely
City lights old and grey
The sun arose trying to smile
Gave it all away
The honky-tonk called a stranger
The stranger couldn't pay the bill
Made a stand, raised his hand
Sang a song, no time to kill

I said, Hey, hey, hey, St. Peter
I've got a tale to tell
I've just been down in New York town
It really feels like hell
It really feels like hell

Billy was out of fashion
Manhattan was years ago
Yesterday he wasted time
Money was kind of slow
Billy had friends of glory
Billy was a friend of fame
Took a chance, raised his hand
Sang a song, now he's back in the game

Hey, St. Peter
Before you ring your bell
Just been down in New York town
Done my time in hell
Done my time in hell

I said, Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, St. Peter
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, St. Peter
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, St. Peter
It really feels like hell
It really feels like hell
It really feels like hell

By _____ & Y____


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Originally Posted By: Bazr

...I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty, dirty city
Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all.
And in place of lowing cattle, I can hear the fiendish rattle
Of the tramways and the 'buses making hurry down the street,
And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting,
Comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet.
And the hurrying people daunt me, and their pallid faces haunt me
As they shoulder one another in their rush and nervous haste,
With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy,
For townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste.
And I somehow rather fancy that I'd like to change with Clancy,
Like to take a turn at droving where the seasons come and go,
While he faced the round eternal of the cash-book and the journal —
But I doubt he'd suit the office, Clancy, of ‘The Overflow’.

By: A.B. '_____' ________

...Based on the rhythm, i was half expecting it to be by E. A. ______

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Originally Posted By: Bazr

...I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty, dirty city
Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all.
And in place of lowing cattle, I can hear the fiendish rattle
Of the tramways and the 'buses making hurry down the street,
And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting,
Comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet.
And the hurrying people daunt me, and their pallid faces haunt me
As they shoulder one another in their rush and nervous haste,
With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy,
For townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste.
And I somehow rather fancy that I'd like to change with Clancy,
Like to take a turn at droving where the seasons come and go,
While he faced the round eternal of the cash-book and the journal —
But I doubt he'd suit the office, Clancy, of ‘The Overflow’.

By: A.B. '_____' ________

...Based on the rhythm, i was half expecting it to be by E. A. ______
You got me. Can you quote a line of verse to tantalise my taste buds..... think I have it ....Edgar Allan Poe

Last edited by Bazr; 07/09/14 01:27 AM.

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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”

...

“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil!—prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us—by that God we both adore—
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore—
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

...

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted—nevermore!


But you knew that.
The verse length is different, and Poe has that internal rhyme in lines 3 and 4 of each stanza.

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When I'm in a situation where some mental stimulation
Would enliven my performance of assorted daily chores,
I visit Wordsmith's Forum where I'm sure to find a quorum
For some pleasant verbal games with folk beyond my country's shores.
This board has given pleasure in considerable measure
Since the start of the millennium, and long may it exist;
It offers many chances to make cognitive advances,
As it raises points of language we might otherwise have missed.
The Saxons and the Norsemen and the feudal Norman horsemen
Built a richly nuanced language which the scholars would extend
With technical formations having Latin derivations,
Or a Hellenistic origin, or possibly a blend.
Add other roots like Russian, and the scope for long discussion
Of vocabulary, grammar and orthography is great;
The anagrams are legion, and the slang of one's own region
Is another quaint phenomenon on which to ruminate.
In Sparteye's Game, the posting (and I don't mean this as boasting)
Is consistently ingenious, as readers will observe;
The verse by jenny jenny is as humorous as any,
And its idiosyncratic metre has undoubted verve.
If members wish to savour a neologistic flavour,
Then the cryptically titled Mensopause will whet their wit,
Or if they're not myopic, they can find an ancient topic
To revive with some fresh insight, or a joke if they see fit.
So keep up your invention, and refine your comprehension
Of unusual etymologies or quirky similes;
Let Wordsmith not be frugal in attracting hits on Google,
But maintain its high distinction by your contributions, please.

By A. C. ______ cool

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Originally Posted By: A C Bowden
When I'm in a situation where some mental stimulation
Would enliven my performance of assorted daily chores,
I visit Wordsmith's Forum where I'm sure to find a quorum
For some pleasant verbal games with folk beyond my country's shores.
This board has given pleasure in considerable measure
Since the start of the millennium, and long may it exist;
It offers many chances to make cognitive advances,
As it raises points of language we might otherwise have missed.
The Saxons and the Norsemen and the feudal Norman horsemen
Built a richly nuanced language which the scholars would extend
With technical formations having Latin derivations,
Or a Hellenistic origin, or possibly a blend.
Add other roots like Russian, and the scope for long discussion
Of vocabulary, grammar and orthography is great;
The anagrams are legion, and the slang of one's own region
Is another quaint phenomenon on which to ruminate.
In Sparteye's Game, the posting (and I don't mean this as boasting)
Is consistently ingenious, as readers will observe;
The verse by jenny jenny is as humorous as any,
And its idiosyncratic metre has undoubted verve.
If members wish to savour a neologistic flavour,
Then the cryptically titled Mensopause will whet their wit,
Or if they're not myopic, they can find an ancient topic
To revive with some fresh insight, or a joke if they see fit.
So keep up your invention, and refine your comprehension
Of unusual etymologies or quirky similes;
Let Wordsmith not be frugal in attracting hits on Google,
But maintain its high distinction by your contributions, please.

By A. C. Bowden cool


I love it. Excellent. Keep it up A.C

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I bow, den, to a superlative composition! laugh

(But surely your Mother would say you have too much time on your hands...?)

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Face it, AC. In this bag of gaudy marbles you are the gem.

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I extend a big Welcome to you, A.C., and thank you for your excellent contributions. smile

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