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Silly verse #41744
09/14/01 09:57 AM
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May a cock-sparrow
Write to a barrow?
I hope you'll excuse
My infantine muse
-------Lewis Carroll

Any others? The sillier the better!

Edit:
I am very sorry if this thread is inappropriate for the time. It came out of a desire for something easy to understand and simple (even childish).



Re: Silly verse #41745
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Oh Mamie minded mama
Till one day in Singapore
A sailorman from Turkestan
Came knocking at the door.

   -- Walt Kelly


Re: Silly verse #41746
09/14/01 06:23 PM
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this too shall pass
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this too shall pass
Can anyone lend me
Two eighty-pound rats?
I want to rid my house of cats.
-Shel Silverstein


Re: Silly verse #41747
09/15/01 02:45 PM
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A wonderous bird is the pelican
His beak holds more than his belly can

and

The turtle lives twixt plated decks,
which almost entirely hide its sex
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.

Both by Ogden Nash

Limerick
There was an old man from Nantucket
Who kept all his dough in a bucket.
His daughter, named Nan,
ran away with a man.
And as for his bucket
Nan tucket!




Re: Silly verse #41748
09/15/01 06:34 PM
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thanks wow, do you know more about Nan, who ran off with that man? there are about 5 limricks in the series.

i forgot the author of this, one of my favorites, but Kieva was kind enough to look it up, Anthony Euwer

As a beauty I am not a star,
there are others more handsome, by far,
but my face, i do not mind it,
for i am behind it..
it the people in front that i jar!

and edward lear's
there was an old man with a beard,
who said "It is just as i feared,
two owls, a hen
three larks and a wren,
have all made their nests in my beard!"


Re: Silly verse #41749
09/15/01 09:56 PM
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A wonderous bird is the pelican
His beak holds more than his belly can

He can keep in his beak
Enough food for a week.
I'll be darned if I know how the hellican.

And further Nash trash:
The ant has made himself illustrious
Through constant industry industrious.
So what? Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?



Re: Silly verse #41750
09/15/01 11:00 PM
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Paul Gilbert:
I love you, my lord!"
Was all that she said --
What a dissonant chord,
"I love you, my lord!"
Ah! how I abhorred
That sarcastic maid! --
"I love you? My Lord!"
Was all that she said.

Unknown:
'Tis midnight, and the setting sun
Is slowly rising in the west;
The rapid rivers slowly run,
The frog is on his downey nest.
The pensive goat and sportive cow,
Hilarious, leap from bough to bough.



Re: Silly verse #41751
09/16/01 12:12 AM
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Oy, perhaps someone knows the beginning and end of this one. I only remember middle part that states...

"I see," said the blind man
to the deaf cop.

Something to do with a robbery or something.


Re: Silly verse #41752
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Ladies, maybe you'll remember...the skipping rope songs were generally silly verses (same with elastics songs). Does anyone remember any?


Re: Silly verse #41753
09/16/01 12:19 AM
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Jumprope song:
"Cinderella,
dressed in yella,
went upstairs to kiss her fella,
made a mistake and kissed a snake;
how many doctors did it take?"


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