PARODY-LYRICS, based on traditional poetry (limericks)
ORIGINAL POETRY: At Wikipedia (click here), you can find a discussion of limericks dealing with the 'man from Nantucket'.
PARODY COMPOSED: Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, July 2016, followup to an earlier post.
1. "There once was a man from Nantucket" (clean version) - 3 verses, unattributed.
2. "There once was a man from Nantucket" (dirty version) - cleaned up by G.C.
3. "A dozen, a gross and a score" - Leigh Mercer
6. "There was a young belle of Old Natchez" - Ogden Nash
9. "A wonderful bird is the pelican" - Dixon Merritt
10. "There was a young lady named Bright" - Reginald Buller
11. "There was an old man of Peru" - Edward Lear
12. "There was a young fellow of Wheeling" - traditional
13. "Hickory dickory dock" - traditional
Chorus. "People say it makes them sick" - Giorgio Coniglio
“You flatter”, men believed,
And yes, they were deceived.
“No matter” if she flirts,
As she asserts in this Lewis Carroll
His bill holds more than his belican
10. A lady traveller named Miss Bright
Found the coach-door sign revealing.
I fear it had become my shtick,
But now I've lost the knack,
With no good jokes to crack --
A tendency perverse;
Blame it on a fickle twist of verse.