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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:15 PM
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James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George DuPree
James James
Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree
Took great
Care of his Mother,
Though he was only three.
James James Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he;
"You must never go down
to the end of the town,
if you don't go down with me."

James James
Morrison's Mother
Put on a golden gown.
James James Morrison's Mother
Drove to the end of the town.
James James Morrison's Mother
Said to herself, said she:
"I can get right down
to the end of the town
and be back in time for tea."

King John
Put up a notice,
"LOST or STOLEN or STRAYED!
JAMES JAMES MORRISON'S MOTHER
SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN MISLAID.
LAST SEEN
WANDERING VAGUELY:
QUITE OF HER OWN ACCORD,
SHE TRIED TO GET DOWN
TO THE END OF THE TOWN -
FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD!"

James James
Morrison Morrison
(Commonly known as Jim)
Told his
Other relations
Not to go blaming him.
James James
Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he:
"You must never go down to the end of the town
without consulting me."

James James
Morrison's mother
Hasn't been heard of since.
King John said he was sorry,
So did the Queen and Prince.
King John
(Somebody told me)
Said to a man he knew:
If people go down to the end of the town, well,
what can anyone do?"

(Now then, very softly)
J.J.
M.M.
W.G.Du P.
Took great
C/0 his M*****
Though he was only 3.
J.J. said to his M*****
"M*****," he said, said he:
"You-must-never-go-down-to-the-end-of-the-town-
if-you-don't-go-down-with-ME!"


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Does this ring a bell? I loved this when I was a little kid.


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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:16 PM
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1. I love Milne. Used to read all his stuff as a kid.
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:19 PM
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2. It's even better as an adult
ever read "Once On A Time: An Adult Fairy Tale" ?

Hysterical.

Khash.

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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:29 PM
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3. I have done this poem as a choral reading with students.
They LOVE it!
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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:38 PM
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4. My absolute favorite!
Except maybe for King John's Christmas, which nobody seems to know.

King John was not a good man.
He had his little ways
And sometimes no one spoke to him
For days and days and days.

And round about December
The gifts upon his shelf
Were never from his near and dear
But only from himself.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 02:44 PM
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5. *I* Didn't Know That One, But Here's Another:
The End

When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three,
I was hardly Me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

Alan Alexander Milne

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