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May be a bit of a challenge...
Posted by: Lulabee (---.server.ntli.net)
Date: March 23, 2005 01:20PM

Hi everyone! I'm looking for a poem that I recited in school about 10 years ago. I can't remember any of the lines, but I do remember it was completely mixed up. So for example: It was Christmas Eve on the Tuesday morning before Easter and the moon was shining bright. That's not in the poem, bit that's the sort of thing I mean. I know it's not much to go by at all, so if anyone knows what it is then I'll be eternally grateful!

Many thanks in advance!

B xx


Re: May be a bit of a challenge...
Posted by: Desi (---.adsl.proxad.net)
Date: March 23, 2005 03:10PM

this one?

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I remember having read others like this, but can't think of any at the moment.


Re: May be a bit of a challenge...
Posted by: Henry (194.150.176.---)
Date: March 24, 2005 09:42AM

Try the query on this page entitled;
One bright day in the middle of the night.

I wish I could give you the link here!


Re: May be a bit of a challenge...
Posted by: kylsamae (194.72.162.---)
Date: September 16, 2008 01:00PM

Do you mean the one that is folklore (ie - usually quoted as Anon) that includes the lines

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight?

It's a nonsense poem that I remember from school too - and if you google that it'll point you to the many versions of it that exist!

Hope that helps a little!

May x


Re: May be a bit of a challenge...
Posted by: Amidnighttear (24.192.204.---)
Date: May 29, 2009 01:29AM

Ladles and Jellyspoons,
I come before you, to stand behind you,
To tell you something I know nothing about.
Next Thursday, which is Good Friday,
There will be a mothers' meeting for fathers only.
Admission is free, pay at the door,
Pull up a seat and sit on the floor.
We will be discussing the four corners of the round table.

.
Ladles and Jellyspoons,
I come before you to stand behind you
to tell you something I know nothing about.
Early in the 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 shot the two dead boys.
If you don't believe this lie that's true,
ask the blind man; he saw it too.

.

Ladles and Jellyspoons,
Icome before you,
to stand behind you,
and tell you something,
I know nothing about,
Next Thursday, which is Good Friday,
There will be a mothers meating,
For fathers only,
Wear your best clothes,
If you haven't any,
And if you can come,
Please stay at home,
Admission free,
Pay at the door,
Take a seat,
And sit on the floor,
It makes no differance where you sit,
The man in the gallery is sure to spit.
.
Ladles and Jellyspoons:
I come before you
to stand behind you,
and tell you something I know nothing about:
As next Thursday is Good Friday,
there will be a Fathers' meeting for Mothers only.
Wear your best clothes if you don't have any,
and please stay at home, if you can be there.
Admission is free, pay at the door,
have a seat on me; please sit on the floor.
No matter where you manage to sit,
the man in the balcony will certainly spit.
I thank you for your unkind attention,
and now present the next act:
The Four Corners of the Round Table.




theres a million different versions. but theres a thread on here somewhere with the different versions.




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