23 December 2009

Well Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of bad poetry!

THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE
by William McGonagall

Mr. SMIGGS was a gentleman,
And he lived in London town;
His wife she was a good kind soul,
And seldom known to frown.

'Twas on Christmas eve,
And Smiggs and his wife lay cosy in bed,
When the thought of buying a goose
Came into his head.

So the next morning,
Just as the sun rose,
He jump'd out of bed,
And he donn'd his clothes,

Saying, "Peggy, my dear.
You need not frown,
For I'll buy you the best goose
In all London town."

So away to the poultry shop he goes,
And bought the goose, as he did propose,
And for it he paid one crown,
The finest, he thought, in London town.

When Smiggs bought the goose
He suspected no harm,
But a naughty boy stole it
From under his arm.

Then Smiggs he cried, "Stop, thief!
Come back with my goose!"
But the naughty boy laugh'd at him,
And gave him much abuse.

But a policeman captur'd the naughty boy,
And gave the goose to Smiggs,
And said he was greatly bother'd
By a set of juvenile prigs.

So the naughty boy was put in prison
For stealing the goose.,
And got ten days' confinement
Before he got loose.

So Smiggs ran home to his dear Peggy,
Saying, "Hurry, and get this fat goose ready,
That I have bought for one crown;
So, my darling, you need not frown."

"Dear Mr Smiggs, I will not frown:
I'm sure 'tis cheap for one crown,
Especially at Christmas time --
Oh! Mr Smiggs, it's really fine."

"Peggy. it is Christmas time,
So let us drive dull care away,
For we have got a Christmas goose,
So cook it well, I pray.

"No matter how the poor are clothed,
Or if they starve at home,
We'll drink our wine, and eat our goose,
Aye, and pick it to the bone."

16 comments:

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

That's just sad. Really, truly sad.

You should serve wine and cheese with this.

Whine and cheese?

Anya said...

Merry Christmas
and a Happy & Healthy 2010
for you Boris
and your whole family :-)
Enjoy your Holidays...

hugs
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

Sandy B said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

CherryPie said...

I hope you and yours have a merry Christmas :-)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

James Higham said...

Was that Bill or you?

Kay Dennison said...

Leave it to McGonigal!

Merry Christmas, Jams!

CalumCarr said...

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

I feel a poem a la McGonagall coming on. Prob after Christmas now. Beware!!!

Sean Jeating said...

We might not have a tryst
with the one known as Christ;
still I wish a wonderful 'mas
to you and your lass.
Yours,
McSeangall

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

Merry, Merry EVERYTHING!!

jams o donnell said...

Calum you say that, you offer a challlenge!

And a merry Christmas MacSeanagall!

Kay, Stephanie, a Very Happy Christmas to you both

Ah James it was a William Topaz originak

Claudia said...

The Christmas Goose is not that bad.
The Holiday would be quite sad
Without a McGonagall
And then a McSeanagall.

My best wishes to all!

Ellee Seymour said...

Have a good Xmas Jams.

jams o donnell said...

Let's celebrrate no Chstmas is near
we celebrate without a fear
For now there's no discordia
for we have greetings from Claudia

jams o donnell said...

Merry Christmas Ellee

jmb said...

LOL. It certainly is bad but amusing.
Have a wonderful Christmas Jams, with the not wife and the cat family.