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Stuck Goose

August 22nd, 2006 · 3 Comments

Not sure what triggered it, though I think that writing about the wolf laughing this morning may have done it.

Nevertheless, this song, Mother Goose, has been stuck in my head since then… especially the first verse.

As I did walk by Hampstead Fair
I came upon Mother Goose — so I turned her loose —
she was screaming.
And a foreign student said to me —
was it really true there are elephants and lions too
in Piccadilly Circus?

Walked down by the bathing pond
to try and catch some sun.
Saw at least a hundred schoolgirls sobbing
into hankerchiefs as one.
I don’t believe they knew
I was a schoolboy.

And a bearded lady said to me —
if you start your raving and your misbehaving —
you’ll be sorry.
Then the chicken-fancier came to play —
with his long red beard (and his sister’s weird:
she drives a lorry).

Laughed down by the putting green —
I popped `em in their holes.
Four and twenty labourers were labouring —
digging up their gold.
I don’t believe they knew
that I was Long John Silver.

Saw Johnny Scarecrow make his rounds
in his jet-black mac (which he won’t give back) —
stole it from a snow man.

*Lyrics from here.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 armywifetoddlermom // Aug 22, 2006 at 7:51 pm

    ok, either you have taken up smoking ganja, the blister got infected, and you are now toxic, or the heat has fried your brain

  • 2 Elisson // Aug 22, 2006 at 9:20 pm

    Vintage Jethro Tull!

    When that album came out, I listened to it until I wore the grooves out. Still have the LP…

  • 3 c.a. Marks // Aug 24, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    Just wanted to say good luck on your blog interview at basil’s.