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Offline becky sharp

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2012, 01:57:43 PM »
Janaru Wrote:
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> I have no idea where this came from, but it\'s been
> around forever...

> One sunny day in the middle of the night
>  to dead boys got up to fight.
> Back to back they faced each other
>  drew there swords and shot each other
 

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Like tepeethetroll I had only heard that section of it with the same word change ....good to see it in it\'s entirety :)

Was my Dad who used to recite it to us

Another one we liked that he used to say ...

I knew a lad and his name was Jim
He told me to throw some tomatoes at him.
Tomatoes don\'t hurt,said Jim with a grin
These tomatoes did they were all in a tin.

:D

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #61 on: May 03, 2012, 07:42:24 PM »
I\'m NOT paranoid......thats just what THEY want you to think!!!

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2012, 12:40:02 AM »
becky sharp Wrote:
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> Another one we liked that he used to say ...
>
> I knew a lad and his name was Jim
> He told me to throw some tomatoes at him.
> Tomatoes don\'t hurt,said Jim with a grin
> These tomatoes did they were all in a tin.
>
> :D
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Round our way, folk used to sing a rather impromptu song with the refrain

\"Get away, get away
It\'s a jolly fine song and I\'ll sing it all day\"

There were lots of verses, I suspect, but the two that spring to mind are

To market, to market went my brother Jim
When somebody threw a tomato at him
Now tomatoes are soft and they\'re good for the skin
But this one, alas, it was wrapped in a tin.

I called on my girlfriend, her name was Miss Brown
She was having a bath and she wouldn\'t come down
I said \"Slip on something, you\'ll be down in a tick\"
So she slipped on the soap and by gum she was quick.
 
I think a lot of the verses were probably ruder and/or more distasteful, but the only other one I can remember is
 
I goes to the pictures once every three years
The last one I went to, it bored me to tears
A young girl behind me was being misled
So I turned myself round and I watched her instead.
 
My elder brothers, who acquainted me with the ditty, might well remember other verses.

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2012, 10:33:10 PM »
Just found this one posted on the Amazon Kindle forum.

I like it and think that others will enjoy it too - hope so.


Warning - by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn\'t go, and doesn\'t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we\'ve no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I\'m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people\'s gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things
 in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


I had been really enjoying this thread - hope this kicks it back into life :)
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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2012, 02:23:57 AM »
My Fancy

I painted her a gushing thing,
With years about a score;
I little thought to find they were
A least a dozen more;
My fancy gave her eyes of blue,
A curly auburn head:
I came to find the blue a green,
The auburn turned to red.

She boxed my ears this morning,
They tingled very much;
I own that I could wish her
A somewhat lighter touch;
And if you ask me how
Her charms might be improved,
I would not have them added to,
But just a few removed!

She has the bear\'s ethereal grace,
The bland hyaena\'s laugh,
The footstep of the elephant,
The neck of a giraffe;
I love her still, believe me,
Though my heart its passion hides;
\"She\'s all my fancy painted her,\"
But oh! how much besides!

Lewis Carroll

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2012, 06:39:16 PM »
Thanks for posting that one Tick - never heard it before, although I recall reading \"The Hunting of the Snark\" many years ago, and as this one comes from the same collection, I cant imagine how I missed it. @\'.2\'@
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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2012, 12:29:33 AM »

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2012, 04:27:07 AM »
A crackling yarn Tickle! But who was the rasher of the two?

Reminds me of a rhyme I learned at school:

The lightening flashed
The Thunder clapped
And all the world was shaken
A little pig tucked in his tail
And ran to save his bacon

Must trotter off now or you might think me a ham!

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2012, 12:15:32 PM »
I bet that you had pigtails.
.       Ivor



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Accept no imitations.

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2012, 03:16:58 PM »
Ha! I should post a pickie!

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2013, 09:14:28 PM »
Matamore has started summat on another thread that gives me the excuse to revive this thread. So I offer this:

Into my heart on air that kills   
From yon far country blows:   
What are those blue remembered hills,   
What spires, what farms are those?   
 
That is the land of lost content,   
I see it shining plain,   
The happy highways where I went   
And cannot come again.

A E Housman  from the collection \"A Shropshire Lad\"

Truthy posted a link to a site referencing Housmans poetry in which it gives the title of this one as per the first line, but my memory (quite fallible it seems) recalls the title as \"Blue Remembered Hills\".
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