The Man in the Moon

 

(From “Fenella and the Moonflower”)

If someone goes mad and becomes a crazy loon;

If poets start singing of snowdrops in June;

If under the lilacs romantic girls swoon;

Everyone blames the Moon.

If lovers of witching blue optics will  croon;

And every cracked dish runs away with the spoon;

If Yn Tarroo Ushtey is seen in the Dhoon;

Everyone blames the Moon.

 

When next you are writing a song or a glee

Please leave out the Moon ; have some pity for me !

 

Its really not fair, if you give it a thought,

Why all this trouble to my door is brought;

No wonder its driving me almost distraught,

Everyone blaming the Moon.

 

Take all the song writers, why, each one is caught

At the same hanky-panky.  I think that they ought

Have to answer such crimes in a magistrate’s court,

And be shot in a bunch to the Moon.

 

So if you are thinking of writing a glee

Please leave out the Moon ; have some pity for me !

 

Weekly Times     8.2.63