The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2302335
Posted By: Rapparee
31-Mar-08 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Yes, and I prefer pure lithium or, in a pinch, potassium.


Come all you young fellers so young and so ripe
And seek not your fortune in the dark, dreary pipe
It will form as a habit and won't make you a hit
'Til the blood of your veins runs as black as the...poop.

Where it's dark as the dungeon and damp as the dew
Where the dangers are many and the pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls and there's always a gripe
It's dark as the dungeon way down in the pipe.

It's many a man I have seen in my day
Who lived just to labor his whole life away
Like a drunk with his whiskey or canteloupe ripe
A man must have lust for the lure of the pipe.

I hope when I'm gone and the ages do roar
My body will blacken and form into manure
Then I'll look down from the door of my Heavenly home
And pity the homekeeper a-snakin' my bones

The midnight, the morning, the breaking of day
Are the same to the snaker who labors away.
Where the demons of death often gives you a chit,
One slip of the snake and your hand's full of...stuff.

          -- "Slippery" Ed Serpens, Ballads Dark & Dismal
             (Conda, Idaho: Spouting Geyser Publications, 1918)