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A Fairy Tale

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Sidey’s Weekend Theme  29.10.2011

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Once upon a time…

[Old version]

Chorus:

Oh, no, dont let the rain come down

Oh, no, dont let the rain come down

Oh, no, dont let the rain come down

My roofs got a hole in it and I might drown

Oh yes, my roofs got a hole in it and I might drown.

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There was a crooked man and he had a crooked smile

Had a crooked sixpence and he walked a crooked mile

Had a crooked cat and he had a crooked mouse

They all lived together in a crooked little house.

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Chorus: Repeat above

.

Well, this crooked little man and his crooked little smile

Took his crooked sixpence and he walked a crooked mile

Bought some crooked nails and a crooked bat

Tried to fix his house with a rat-tat-tat-tat-tat.

.

Chorus: Repeat above

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Now this crooked little man and his crooked cat and mouse

They all live together in a crooked little house

Has a crooked door with a crooked little latch

Has a crooked roof with a crooked little patch.

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Chorus: Repeat above

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BUT…

[New Version]

There was a crooked man

Who had a crooked wife

And they all lived together

And led a crooked life

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Then the little crooked man

And his little crooked wife

Were both put in jail

For the rest of their life

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… and they all they lived (un)happily ever after.

©DGA 30 October 2011 05:19

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

26 thoughts on “A Fairy Tale

  1. Nice twist, adee 🙂

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  2. Thanks, Cin, but not ‘strictly’ within the rules… 😉

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  3. I detect an underlying current here…Hey, maybe now they are “Scared Straight”…

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  4. Adee, wonderful, so appropriate!

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  5. hahaha Denise.
    I remember that song many years back.
    nicely turned to fulfil the need!

    John

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  6. There are a lot of crooked men . 535 of them + 1. Their crooked House is in Washington, DC, USA.

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  7. That made me smile. Thanks, Denise. 😎

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  8. Interesting twist. It is hard to believe in happily ever after, isn’t it?

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  9. Thanks, Ruth. Part of me wants to believe…

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  10. i thought maybe the crooked man and the crooked wife might be politicians…smiles.

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  11. ha,ha – good one, Adee – if only it were so, huh?

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  12. Adee, I actually was singing a tune by the end. Wizardry!!

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  13. Well done, Adee, and while you say it’s not strictly within the rules remember that Sidey says: the only rule is “have fun with it”.

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  14. Thank you Tinman. I did have fun with it!

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  15. Well, in India, they are put in positions of power and the succeeding generations live happily thereafter.
    Nice one.

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