Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Third Rail Theme, by Walt Kelly, copyright 1952, reproduced in its entirety 'cause it's funny.

The Party of the first Part
and the party of the next
Are partly participled
In a parsley-covered text--

Were you partial to a Party
That has parceled out its parts
With the Party that was second
In your polly-tickle heart?

*Then* parlay all your losings
On a horse that's running dark--
With lights-out you may triple
In a homer in the park.

I'm not even going to attempt to deconstruct this right now, a) because I don't think it makes any thorough, deliberate sense and b) because I think the occasions will present themselves as I keep writing. But it matters--hell, look at the second verse. (It is a verse; this is a song; there's actually music.)


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