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lost poem --Burning Deck ??
Posted by: Larry Price (---.ga.at.cox.net)
Date: November 06, 2004 10:47AM

Would like the name or remainder of words to this:

THE BURNING DECK ??

One bright morning in the middle of the night
Two dead boys got up to fight
Faced each other back to back
Drew their swords and shot each other

Thanks
pprice5141@yahoo.com

What type poetry is this?


Re: lost poem --Burning Deck ??
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 06, 2004 12:09PM

It's not the burning deck one, but here ya go:

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Re: lost poem --Burning Deck ??
Posted by: CarolannG (---.neave01.pa.comcast.net)
Date: November 10, 2004 04:34PM

How interesting. This search has been going on for quite some time, and here's the result of some previous research:

Author: Les (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: 12-02-02 22:21

Here is another version:

1."I come before you, to stand behind you,
To tell you something I know nothing about.
Admission is free, so pay at the door;
Pull up a chair and sit on the floor:

2.Early this morning, late last night,
Two dead men rose up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot one 'nother.

3.A stone-deaf sheriff heard the noise,
And came and killed those two dead boys.
The mute psychotic shrieked in fright,
With words of joy at this ghastly sight.

4.Now if you doubt this lie is true?
Ask the blind man; he saw it, too."


Re: lost poem --Burning Deck ??
Posted by: JesseClydeWitt (---.ded.swbell.net)
Date: November 25, 2004 01:22PM

The version my Grandfather taught was a little different.

One bright morning in the middle of the night
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.
A deaf policeman heard the noise
And came and caught the two dead boys.
One dead boy who had no feet
Began to run down the street.
The other dead boy who could not talk,
Said "Oh Policeman let me walk."
If you don't believe this story's true
Go ask the blind man, he saw it too.




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