Though you know it anyhow
Listen to me, darling, now,
Proving what I need not prove
How I know I love you, love.
Near and far, near and far,
So Thomas Edison
Never drank his medicine;
So Blackstone and Hoyle
Refused cod-liver oil;
So Sir Thomas Malory
Sure, deck your limbs in pants;
Yours are the limbs, my sweeting.
You look divine as you advance—
Have you seen yourself retreating?
There was a young belle of Natche…
Whose garments were always in patc…
When comment arose
On the state of her clothes,
She drawled, When Ah itchez, Ah…
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky;
Contrariwise, my blood runs cold
When little boys go by.
For little boys as little boys,
He tells you when you’ve got on t…
And helps you with your girdle wh…
My fellow man I do not care for.
I often ask me, What’s he there f…
The only answer I can find
Is, Reproduction of his kind.
If I’m supposed to swallow that,
I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist,
Trustees exclaimed, “He never bun…
And sent him off to distant jungle…
Camped on a tropic riverside,
This is my dream,
It is my own dream,
I dreamt it.
I dreamt that my hair was kempt.
Then I dreamt that my true love u…
Now when I have a cold
I am careful with my cold,
I consult a physician
And I do as I am told.
I muffle up my torso
Who is the happy husband? Why, in…
'Tis he who’s useless in the time…
Who, asked to unclasp a bracelet o…
Contrives to be utterly futile, fu…
Or when a zipper nips his loved on…
I objurgate the centipede,
A bug we do not really need.
At sleepy-time he beats a path
Straight to the bedroom or the bat…
You always wallop where he’s not,
More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United Sta…
That’s how much I love you.
I love you more than a duck can sw…
Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It is specially fond