The Owl & the Pussy-Cat

m8ed
m8ed
Aug 4, 2011, 10:36 AM |
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   One of the questions this week in the quiz at the local pub was who wrote the Owl & the Pussycat? It was, of course, Edward Lear ~ who wouldn’t know that!

But anyways, it took me back to my  childhood and I thought I’d drop it in here. . .  cos it’s kinda sweet!

 

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea

In a beautiful pea-green boat:

They took some honey,

and plenty of money

Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

 The Owl looked up to the stars above,

And sang to a small guitar,

"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,

What a beautiful Pussy you are,

You are,

You are!

What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

 

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,

How charmingly sweet you sing!

Oh! let us be married;

too long we have tarried:

But what shall we do for a ring?"

They sailed away, for a year and a day,

To the land where the bong-tree grows;

And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,

With a ring at the end of his nose,

His nose,

His nose,

With a ring at the end of his nose.

 

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling

Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."

So they took it away, and were married next day

By the Turkey who lives on the hill.

They dined on mince and slices of quince,

Which they ate with a runcible spoon;

And hand in hand on the edge of the sand

They danced by the light of the moon,

The moon,

The moon,

They danced by the light of the moon

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and set to music. . .

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Another of the questions was where do women have the curliest hair?

Apparently, the right answer is Fiji  J

One final piece of trivia since we have an Owl here ~

The reason an owl can turn its head 180° in either direction is because, unlike ours, an owl's eyes are fixed in their sockets! They do not move.

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~ m8ed