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Thread #2952   Message #14179
Posted By: Nonie Rider
07-Oct-97 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
My family exchanges silly stocking presents for Xmas, wrapped and with poems taped to them, which you read out loud before opening the gifts.

We loved parodies when we could manage them (usually to Shakespeare, Tolkien, Yeats, Milne, and various Xmas songs), and the most fun ones were simply combined lyrics:

"Tall ships and tall kings,
Three times three;
What brought they from the foundered lands
Over the flowing sea?
James James Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree!"