And it works to Danny Boy - sort of- if you stre-e-e-tch rust and T when you sing!Unfortunately, in the real world, I'm expecting a plumber to call tomorrow afternoon!! Happenstance, or what? LOL :)
Jinksy . . "The pipes, the pipes are calling?" (I'll get me coat!)
Two minds with but a single thought- I've just left an almost identical comment on another blog. Must check the times to see who wrote it first...
Hehehe! Just checked - EST is 5 hrs behind GMT, and it works out that I posted at 8.57pm, to your 8.59pm. Who's a copy cat, then?
lol this is great.
Dang. Dang. I'm afraid to laugh, just in case...
Tried singing it to "Satisfaction"..what a fun bloke you are!!
Didn't try to sing it, my pipes are more than a bit rusty. But, still enjoyed it.Elizabeth
Very good read, it's great.
One to exercise the chuckle muscles!
Tried to sing it to "Fairy tales gone bad" by the Swedish band Sunrise Avenue, but just as I added boldly blaring their refrain "Out of my head! Out of my mind!..." I heard a choking gurgle in the bath - hope the pipes haven't broken down, joining in as a drowning chorus.
Martin H . . . have a care! If the chuckle muscles are overstretched whilst crawling under the sink looking for a leak . . . there could be another one!Britta . . your comment "I hear a choking gurgle in the bath" EXACTLY FITS the "Abide With Me" theme. Mmmm . . . maybe I'll add another verse.
LOL.. :D that was funny..
Yes please, FTSE, more verses - why stop at a short poem? Let's have a SAGA or maybe an ODE - they both sound good to me- as long as we don't die of laughing after reading them!
Lol! fun read, keep them coming!
Jingbang? Okay, I'm going to have to use that today.
Willow . . jingbang is just "the whole lot, everything"
OH MY! I will walk around all day trying to fit a song to your lyrics ... nicely done!
cute and I sang it too
LOL - this is indeed very funny - have to try and sing it...smiles
Kristen and Claudia. . . thank you. I'm happy that my ruined plumbing brought music to your lives . . . even though the tune the verses fit into is pretty doleful.All good wishes.
jingbang--love it !! very funny--c
Dear Richard: Absolutely adore the British accent here and references to all things British in your poem. Wellies! Those are rubber boots! Wonders why they are called Wellies now!(I'm sure you can tell me!)And so did love to sing this tune to "Abide With Me" remembered now from going to our Anglican service on Sundays direct from the hymnal. How religious a poem irregardless that basically it is just another plumb love song. Lovely! Truly Lovely!
Chiccoreal . . . Thank you. We aim to please. Now - Wellies. Yea verily! Rubber boots. Wellies derives from "Wellington" boots - after the Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. I could tell you how his name becomes associated with rubber boots, but I would probably be talking rubbish. Much safer to Google "Wellington Boots"C.M.J . . . "jingbang" is, I think, more Scottish than Englsh. It means "everything, the whole lot" but with an underlying assumption that the whole thing is in a dreadful mess.Thanks both for your encouragement.
fun, fun read doctor....i need to get a pair of wellies myself...bkm
that was as fun to write as it is to read, i'll bet!nice mag!
Thanks bkm and Goddess. The little poem was fun to write. It sprang from the line in "Abide With Me" - "change and decay in all around I see" - which soon became "rot and decay . . "etc
oh no! a leak that keeps on giving...a rather fun rhyme to it though...as long as i am not living it. smiles. nice mag!
Ouch!! What a nightmare! Funny to read nonetheless :)Witty and well, cute! :)
Brian, kavisionz . . thank you. Would you believe there's a blogger out there who was encouraging me to add more verses! Anyone would think I get paid for this or enjoy it or something . . . I will return your visits v.soonAll good wishes.
Thank you for stopping by. To make life easier for you I have turned off the new indecipherable and time-wasting verification words. Would you care to "feedback" to Blogger and complain about them, like I did?