The Spoonbill Generator

Concerto For Nobody And Drum

When the new one comes out       [loaf ]

June the first, at nine A.M.       [Nym ]

Smoking shall be out       [Apsley ]

Flaming shall be in       [Helen Owly ]

And, in between, the P. M.       [Apsley ]

When the old one goes bad       [Nym ]

Twenty-Ten, that is A.D.       [F ]

Ranting shall be bad       [Apsley ]

Trolling shall be good       [asdf ]

And, just hard by, the B. C.       [Apsley ]

When the new one arrives       [Chevalier ]

10.15, at Waterloo       [Apsley ]

Fred Astair arrives       [Nym ]

Ginger Rodgers dives       [Apsley ]

And all those in Timbuktu       [Nym ]

When the old one goes sour       [Juan of the Pines ]

12.20, near Shepherd's Bush       [Apsley ]

Whiskey shall be sour       [Juan of the Pines ]

Vermouth shall be sweet       [Apsley ]

And we make our final push       [Nym ]

Then the new one went still . . .       [will h ]

Does this go to Muswell Hill?       [Chevalier ]

Tulse Hill's not so near       [Apsley ]

And Bunker Hill's too far, I fear.       [Kevin Andrew Murphy ]

Contributors: loaf, Nym, Apsley, Helen Owly, F, asdf, Chevalier, Juan of the Pines, will h, Kevin Andrew Murphy.
Poem finished: 13th June 2006 by loaf.