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Layabout Verse: DIY?

Mr Happy 11 Nov 09 - 09:11 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 11 Nov 09 - 09:19 AM
Mr Happy 11 Nov 09 - 09:24 AM
Mr Happy 11 Nov 09 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,Swift Nick Nevison 11 Nov 09 - 09:46 AM
Mr Happy 11 Nov 09 - 09:55 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 11 Nov 09 - 12:51 PM
Paul Burke 11 Nov 09 - 03:27 PM
Mr Happy 12 Nov 09 - 08:37 AM
Mr Happy 12 Nov 09 - 09:18 AM
Mr Happy 12 Nov 09 - 10:27 AM
freda underhill 12 Nov 09 - 10:58 AM
Mr Happy 12 Nov 09 - 11:32 AM
Mr Happy 15 Nov 09 - 10:47 AM
Mr Happy 19 Nov 09 - 07:27 AM
Mr Happy 23 Nov 09 - 11:08 AM
s&r 23 Nov 09 - 11:12 AM
Dave the Gnome 24 Nov 09 - 11:43 AM
GUEST,leeneia 24 Nov 09 - 08:42 PM
Mr Happy 25 Nov 09 - 06:00 AM
Acorn4 25 Nov 09 - 06:32 AM
Mr Happy 25 Nov 09 - 06:49 AM
Mr Happy 25 Nov 09 - 09:03 AM
Mr Happy 26 Nov 09 - 10:31 AM
A Wandering Minstrel 27 Nov 09 - 08:02 AM
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Subject: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:11 AM

Here쳌fs some bits of rhyming verse
Some mediocre and some worse
Poetry is self expression
Set to music, sung in session
....... [continue...]


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:19 AM

Poem 2 of 230: WALKABOUT WITH MY PEN

Once drove an old sedan, up north,
    From a place in Sydney to Cairns;
Then to Kuranda I went forth,
    By train, to look without set plans.

I browsed through the trendy market,
    With fresh fruits of tropical kind;
Walked to the creek through lush thicket -
    Nature's hand giving peace of mind.

I dined in a scenic cafe;
    Then, outside, as I wrote for yen,
Some passing Kooris called-out: "Hey,
    You go walkabout with your pen."

Request or question, I don't know -
    Assured voices, elderly men.
That's now several years ago,
    And I've seen the world - with my pen.

(C) David Franks 2003
Perhaps whilst having a "layabout", you may hear it sung here.


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:24 AM

LOL!!

I've never heard anything like it!! 8-)


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:41 AM

BS?

Poetry's music without the melody yet!


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: GUEST,Swift Nick Nevison
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:46 AM

WAV, Rudimentary playing, can't sing at all.
    Nick and Helen, please recall our rules with regards to our prohibition of anonymous posting and multiple identities. Thank you, you f***ing impostors.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:55 AM

Folk song s should be sung at ease
To sate yourself
And others, please
Join in unison and pleasure
Unbounded moments of such treasure


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 12:51 PM

Sorry, Swift Nick, having read your note,
That I failed to float your boat.


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Paul Burke
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 03:27 PM

And always sing it when at leisure,
Drinking English bitter by the measure,
And ensure that it is all in tune,
Neither sharp nor flat let be your unisoon,
And if you play upon the tin whistle
Get one in the right key, or your tin whistle
Playing might attract a missile.
The timimg too is must be kept
As singers and players must not get out of step
Or the end of the song will come at different times
For each performer, which might spoil the rhymes.


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 08:37 AM

Where the bee sucks there suck I
But a cowslip's bell gives small supply
I pluck a banjo on my knee
But is there honey still for tea?


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 09:18 AM

I met a man whose name was time
I said 'Buddy can you spare a dime?'
He answered in the negative
Saying 'It's better to receive than give!'


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 10:27 AM

Hunting the snark has now been banned
They said it was cruel and underhand
Haggis coursing쳌fs just the same
Playing쳌fs what counts, not winning the game!


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: freda underhill
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 10:58 AM

It was the Gnome from Ironbark who struck the Sydney town,
He bought some fancy loafers for a wandering up and down.
He bought some Gnome Foam Face Cream from the latest fancy shop
and then at last in vanity he sought a barber's shop.
"Ere! shave my beard and whiskers off, I'll be a metro gnome,
I'll go give the girls a thrill in Ironbark, back home.'

The barber gnome was tall and cute, as barbers mostly are,
He wore a spiky hairdo and he drove a flashy car
He was a smart arse, as they say, and keen at repartee,
He kept his shop in Oxford St, wherever that may be,
And when he saw the Gnome arrive, he whispered 'Here's some fun!
This goblin needs a makeover, this gnome will be redone.'

There were some metrosexuals sat along the barber's wall,
Their eyes were clear, their haircuts sharp, well muscled one and all;
To them the barber passed the wink, his dexter eyelid shut,
'I'll make this bloomin' yokel think his bloomin' throat is cut.'
And as he soaped and rubbed it in he made a rude remark:
'I s'pose the farms are pretty dry up there in Ironbark.'

A grunt was all reply he got; he shaved the bushman's chin,
A fancy electronic thing, he plugged the razor in.
He raised his hand, his brow grew black, he paused awhile to gloat,
Then slammed the buzzing razor blades across his victim's throat;
Like one enormous chain saw it burnt a livid mark —
The number one fair skinned him raw — the Gnome from Ironbark.

He fetched a wild up-country yell might wake the dead to hear,
And though his throat, he knew full well, was cut from ear to ear,
He struggled gamely to his feet, and faced the murd'rous foe:
'You've done for me! you dog, I'm beat! one hit before I go!
I only wish I had a knife, you blessed murdering shark!
But you'll remember all your life, the Gnome from Ironbark.'

He lifted up his hairy paw, with one tremendous clout
He landed on the barber's jaw, and knocked the barber out.
He set to work with tooth and nail, he made the place a wreck;
He grabbed the nearest poncy youth, and tried to break his neck.
And all the while his throat he held to save his vital spark,
And 'Murder! Bloody Murder!' yelled the Gnome from Ironbark.

A man in Nikes who heard the din came in to see the show;
He tried to run the bush gnome in, but he refused to go.


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 11:32 AM

Early one morning in the rain
I was running for the train
I heard that lonesome whistle blow
Then the rain it turned to snowthinking back to bed I쳌fll go
Where them chilly winds don쳌ft blow!


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Subject: RE: Layabouts Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 10:47 AM

The Low Key Cokey


Oh well you lay quite still
You don쳌ft move at all
You lie on the couch
Then you roll up in a ball
You are a couch potato
In your comfy comfort zone
Relax and remain quite prone

Oh, oh the couch potato
Oh, oh the couch potato
Oh, oh the couch potato
Eat, drink, watch telly
Yawn, yawn, yawn


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 07:27 AM

Oh silvery kettle o쳌f troubled water
I wish your boiling time was shorter
I hope it doesn쳌ft take all day
To heat the water for my tay!


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 11:08 AM

Unpuctuational


Caesar entered the room on his head
His helmet on his feet
His sandals in his hand
His sword in his eye
An angry glare


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: s&r
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 11:12 AM

Love it Mr Happy

stu


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 11:43 AM

Who was it wrote that shoddy pome
About the antepodean Gnome?
Us Gnomes have feelings too, you know
Although it often doesn't show

A beardless one just isn't right
No wonder he got in a fight
But what about that hairy paw?
That's what got stuck in my craw

Our chins hirsute and hands all bare
Poetic licence did you ensnare
And if an apology doesn't come
You'll find my fishing rod up your...

:D(eG)
Not a metrosexual but a retrosexual - fond memories of what it was like:-)


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 08:42 PM

retrosexual?

Dave, I love your new word!


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 06:00 AM

..........surely, shouldn't it be 'Gnomosexual'??


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 06:32 AM

That's entertaining stuff, Mr H!

Keep it coming.


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 06:49 AM

You say tomato
And I say banana
I say tomorrow
And you say manana
Potato, peseta
Papa or pater
Let쳌fs call the whole thing semantics!


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 09:03 AM

One, two, three, four, five
Easy rhyming to contrive
This old man he drank seven
Bottles of whisky
Then went to heaven
Why did he have to go?
쳌eCause there쳌fs few things rhyme with seven
Just eleven, bread of Evan
쳌eCourse he could쳌fve gone to Devon


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 10:31 AM

Come by ya me lad, come by ya
Said the shepherd, I want to count the sheep
Yan, tan, tethera,methera, peep
Have to take care I don쳌ft fall asleep!


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Subject: RE: Layabout Verse: DIY?
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 08:02 AM

Oh pray keep scansion in your mind,
when these pentameters you bind!


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