happy? - April 27
Subject: happy? - April 27|
From: Abby Sale
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 08:04 AM
The Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park, London opens to the public for 2 days a week beginning 4/27/1828. It's prize is the first hippopotamus to be seen in Europe since the ancient Romans showed one at the Colosseum.
"The Wild West Show," discussed in Gershon Legman, "Bawdy
Monologues," Southern Folklore Quarterly 40(1976)
Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
Subject: RE: happy? - April 27|
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 09:22 AM
The amorous hippopotamus whose love song we know
Is now married and father of ten.
He murmurs "God rot 'em!" as he watches them grow,
And he longs to be single again.
He'll gambol no more by the banks of the Nile
(Which Nasser is flooding next spring).
With hippopoTAmas in silken pajamas,
No more will he teach them to sing:
Mud, mud, glorious mud,... -- Michael Flanders (music by Donald Swann)
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