The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69121   Message #1173705
Posted By: Charley Noble
28-Apr-04 - 10:31 PM
Thread Name: Martin Said to His Man
Subject: RE: Martin said to his man
Barbara-

I can't take credit for the "Saw a dragon fly drink a flagon dry." At one point I ran across a reference to the lines appropriately enough in a column by Richard Lederer, a reference that dated to the mid 19th century, but the column has gone astray.

Another verse that probably came from the same source was:

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me...
Than a frontal lobotomy...

There's a term for this kind of word game.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble