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Does anyone recognise this Spike Milligan's poem?

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carla Tue 08-Nov-05 17:09:49

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georginars Tue 08-Nov-05 17:12:59

A baby sardine
Saw her first submarine:
She was scared and watched through a peephole.
"Oh, come, come, come,"
Said the sardine's mum
"It's only a tin full of people."

Miaou Tue 08-Nov-05 17:14:52

This is one of my favourites:

There are holes in the sky
Where the rain gets in
The holes are rather small
That's why the rain is thin.

carla Tue 08-Nov-05 17:15:44

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Enid Tue 08-Nov-05 17:16:04

I eat my peas with honey
I've done it all my life
It makes them taste quite funny
But it keeps them on the knife

Miaou Tue 08-Nov-05 17:17:58

Carla - I think the sardine one will be in Milliganimals. Will have a look in a mo.

Mercy Tue 08-Nov-05 17:18:46

Is that from MilligAnimals ? I still have my copy somewhere. And Silly Verse for Kids.

Mercy Tue 08-Nov-05 17:20:23

Posts crossed. Ooooh you lot are fast!

mandymac Tue 08-Nov-05 17:38:05

My favourite:

Mary Pugh was nearly two when she went outdoors
She went out standing up she did
but came back on all fours

The moral of this story
Please meditate and pause
Never send a baby out with loosely waisted drawers!

georginars Tue 08-Nov-05 17:38:42

yes it's from A Book of Milliganimals. my brother loved Spike Milligan poems (this is why I know them) and we have an ancient tape of him reciting them. my favourite is
"Today I saw a little worm
Wriggling on his belly
Perhaps he'd like to come inside
And see what's on the telly "

carla Tue 08-Nov-05 17:38:42

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georginars Tue 08-Nov-05 17:40:37

I haven't got it here - think it must be in my parent's house. sorry!

Anchovy Tue 08-Nov-05 17:44:18

My all time favourite is:

Rope is thicker
But string is quicker

How brilliant is that?!

Hausfrau Tue 08-Nov-05 17:47:24

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SoupDragon Tue 08-Nov-05 18:37:00

Tiger tiger, burning bright
Look out! You'll set the jungle alight.

Mercy Tue 08-Nov-05 18:39:01

I like the preface in Silly Verse for Kids

"This book is dedicated to my bank balance"

jura Wed 09-Nov-05 01:21:31

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suzywong Wed 09-Nov-05 04:39:02

my fave is ^On the Ning Nang Nong"

and het wind that blew on Granny

Hausfrau Wed 09-Nov-05 13:39:05

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Twiglett Wed 09-Nov-05 13:41:04


DS can recite On the Ning Nang Nong

.. now why am I proud of that?

Miaou Wed 09-Nov-05 13:44:49

Along the same lines, jura, this was told to me by the man himself:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high over vales and hills
And there and then I came upon
My dog being sick on the daffodils!

Miaou Thu 10-Nov-05 13:52:44

Another fave of mine:

Bigger fleas have little fleas
Upon their backs to bite 'em
And little fleas have lesser fleas
And so on, ad infinitum

bridle17 Sun 14-May-17 20:14:56

here's one I like:

I jumped in a bath of hot water
And took my teddy bear too.
It was so hot, I jumped back out
And had some teddy bear stew.

TheMysteriousJackelope Sun 14-May-17 20:17:32

On watching children at lunch:

Fifty hairy savages, sitting down to lunch.
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, munch, munch, munch.

SuffolkNWhat Sun 14-May-17 20:19:17

12 years ago?! ZOMBIE

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