HANDSPRING HANGMAN

As a hangman, old Pierrepoint was best.
He sent over 400 to rest:
Once hed done each one in
Hed go back to is Inn*,
And do handsprings to expand his chest.


* Albert Pierrepoint, Britain's last public executioner, when he wasn't administering "justice" to those deemed best dead by the court, ran a pubblic house, the Rose and Crown, just outside Preston, Lancashire - about 24 miles from where I live.


I'm immortal until proven otherwise