Mudcat Café message #1839090 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82010   Message #1839090
Posted By: Snuffy
20-Sep-06 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: worst rhyme ever
Subject: RE: worst rhyme ever
If we're going by the standard that it's the use of a completely inappropriate word in the context solely because it rhymes which makes the rhyme crap, then this must qualify as one of MacColl's less glorious efforts:
The old ways are passing and soon will be gone
And progress is aye a big factor
It's sent to afflict us and when they evict us
They tow us away wi a tractor
As for rhyming "platic with "baskets", any comment of mine would be superfluous.
Farewell to the blossom and besoms of broom
Farewell tae the creels and the baskets
The folk of today would far rather pay
For a thing that is made oot o plastic
I don't think either of these were intentionally bad, but even the greatest writers have their off days.