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When John and Mary were married - title & poet?
Posted by: Rose (203.56.213.---)
Date: February 23, 2004 12:07AM

When John and Mary were married the day that they were wed, edle idle ordle, the magpie said.


Re: When John and Mary were married - title & poet?
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt2.mornington.au.da.uu.net)
Date: February 27, 2004 05:27PM

"The Magpies", by Denis Glover (of New Zealand).

When Tom and Elizabeth took the farm
The bracken made their bed,
And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The Magpies said.

Tom's hand was strong to the plough
Elizabeth's lips were red,
And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The Magpies said.

Year in and year out they worked
While the pines grew overhead,
And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The Magpies said.

Elizabeth is dead now (it's years ago);
Old Tom went light in the head;
And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The Magpies said.

The farm's still there. Mortgage corporations
Couldn't give it away.
And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The Magpies said.




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