Baker Joughin Verse in his honour


Dave Gittins

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I recently came across this work of art by a minor Australian writer. If Markus, Rolf and other friends don't understand it, blame the wonders of English spelling, not me!

A FONETIC FANSY

By W T Goodge

The baker-man was kneading dough
And whistling softly, sweet and lough.
Yet ever and anon he'd cough
As though his head was coming ough!
'My word!' said he, 'but this is rough;
This flour is simply awful stough!'
He punched and thumped it through and through
As all good bakers always dough!
'I'd sooner drive,' said he, 'a plough,
Than be a baker anyhough!'
Thus spake the baker kneading dough;
But don't let on I told you sough!

To which crazy Dave G added-----

“A thorough shame Titanic
Ever sailed from Belfast Lough,”
Said weary Baker Joughin,
As he stood on New York’s Dough.
“To engineer and boughin
It’s been a dreadful shough!”
 

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