Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., an’ Kalamazoo!
Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!

Don’t we know archaic barrel,
Lullaby Lilla boy, Louisville Lou?
Trolley Molly don’t love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Polly wolly cracker n’ too-da-loo!
Hunky Dory’s pop is lolly gaggin’ on the wagon,
Willy, folly go through!

Donkey Bonny brays a carol,
Antelope Cantaloup, ‘lope with you!
Chollie’s collie barks at Barrow,
Harum scarum five alarum bung-a-loo!

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  1. Splendid doggerel

    I like a four-liner on my voicemail. The best I had was one where I said:

    I came, I saw, I took a shot
    For whiskey in my life’s my lot
    So let me know, when time you’ve got
    To come on by and have a tot

    That’s fun, but sort of implied a greater affinity for drink than I actually possess.
    Now it’s:

    Voicemail for Chris and Dorothee
    As on about they hop
    Your responder is more likely he
    For she shall surely shop

    Merry …

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