Made me smile by kandyman

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I heard this earlier this evening and it made me smile

Two Dead Boys.

Ladies and Gentlemen, skinny and stout,
I'll tell you a tale I know nothing about;
The Admission is free, so pay at the door,
Now pull up a chair and sit on the floor.

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight;
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.

A blind man came to watch fair play,
A mute man came to shout "Horray!"
A deaf policeman heard the noise and
Came and killed those two dead boys.

He lived on the corner in the middle of the block,
In a two-story house on a vacant lot;
A man with no legs came walking by,
and kicked the lawman in his thigh.

He crashed through a wall without making a sound,
into a dry creek and suddenly drowned;
The long black hearse came to cart him away,
But he ran for his life and is still gone today.

I watched from the corner of the big round table,
The only eyewitness to facts of my fable;
But if you doubt my lies are true,
Just ask the blind man, he saw it too.

Posted 31 Jul 2011, 00:00 #1 

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how strange, i know the second verse off by heart, but never knew where it came from or the rest of the ode....


Posted 31 Jul 2011, 07:44 #2 

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As Dave said, the second verse was familiar to me as well. Very interesting to see the whole thing.

As far as I can tell, very old and impossible to attribute.

Cogito ergo sum... maybe?

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Posted 31 Jul 2011, 08:31 #3 

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Yes, funny, I remember being told the second verse.

Posted 31 Jul 2011, 09:45 #4