Said Gershwin to friends in the press,
“This Hardy libretto’s a mess!
Though I’m an admirer,
I’ll stick with my Ira.
Who’d want to see Porgy and Tess?”
I danced to the music of Strauss
In a graceful Viennese waltz
All the evening I spun
I had so much fun
In the arms of my wonderful spouse.
A music professor named Locke
Found a fragmented score in a sock;
Said he, “It is too curt
To be by Franz Shoe-bert,
But it smells more like Foote than like Bach.”
When Scarlatti ceases to be delightful
Then I become a trifle spiteful
And the following words address to the Muse
“How can you me to amuse refuse!”
LIMERICK ENTRY: Carl Grapentine, Morning Show host, anglophile in extremis,
longs to be dubbed — against all hope — “Sir Carl Grapentinis.”
— A. Fico, Cicero IL
That’s a clever limerick. Very amusing.
Carl & Lisa, Morning Show hosts,
each with a different style–
she plays the gems of the school francaise,
he the compleat anglophile.
Then a talentless hack name o’ Dean
Tried some jazz on a black tambourine.
But his version of blues
Was, in most critics views,
An off shade of aquamarine