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Thread #66694 Message #3805862
Posted By: Steve Gardham
19-Aug-16 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: If I had the wings of an angel - parodies
Subject: RE: If I had the wings of an angel - parodies
The basic idea of the stanza appears in many ballads and goes back at least to the 17th century.
I used it for a verse in a song I wrote recently using the 'farewell to all judges and Juries' tune.
If I had the wings of a molly
I'd fly from the pier to the pod
But the rounding-up marker for Alex
is the one that is known as Dead Bod.
You'd need to be a Humber riverman to interpret that.