hey ho

I’ve been all those places a man shouldn’t go
from the heavens above to the hells down below
but from all I’ve seen this much I know
you can’t rollerskate in molasses
hey ho, the buggers won’t go
and you can’t rollerskate in molasses

I’ve ridden to war with a sword in my hand
stood up on stage and sang with the band
but this much I know you must understand
you can’t hang glide in a bathroom
hey ho, the ceilings too low
and you can’t hang glide in a bathroom

I’ve seen men dragged down by a terrible weight
and others borne off by an uncaring fate
but from my experience this I can state
you can’t dance a tango in quicksand
hey ho, or under you’ll go
and you can’t dance a tango in quicksand

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  1. * Gibs SOW a bigger bathroom … wiv a much ohai-er seeling nd enuff ruum faw dansing nd roller-skayting * Doant blayme mee if it’z a lawng cold wawk frum teh bath tu teh towlol rack !!

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    • *admires new bathroom* πŸ˜€ it’s going to look a little weird sticking out the side of the block of flats though πŸ˜€

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  2. abikertoo

     /  November 7, 2012

    Beereayuk aout ae baeyrrl ob garog adn staweurt eup wiff teh paiyup adn deereum for ae nais fayust reeyl tew dayuns onna kwaerteurdekk wiff, maeytee!!

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  3. damommza

     /  November 7, 2012

    This was wonderful. You need a tag for “shantys” as you have written a few that are really exceptional. “Tango in Quiksand”..most excellent! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you πŸ˜€ but I wouldn’t know what qualified as a shanty. I started work on this a couple of weeks ago, worked out the pattern, but I couldn’t get past the first two verses. It wasn’t until I came up with the “tango in quicksand” that I had enough elements to form into a poem πŸ˜€

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  4. What got me was the rollerskating in molasses. What a wonderfully creative mind you have SOW!

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    • Thank you πŸ˜€ as I said to damommza above “tango in quicksand” was the last bit I wrote, “rollerskate in molasses” was pretty much the first πŸ˜€

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