Excelsior

William F Kirk 1877 – 1927



The shades of night ban falling fast,
Ven tru Dakota willage passed
Young faller who skol carry flag
And yell, so loud sum he can brag,
"Excelsior!"
  
Ay ant know yust vat he skol mean,
But yust lak dis har talk machine
He keep on saying, night and day
(Ay s'pose to passing time avay),
"Excelsior!"
  
Swen Swenson tal me dis har guy
Ban crazy; den he tal me why.
He say dis faller once ban gay
And happy; den he never say
"Excelsior!"
  
But after while, say Sven, he meet
A chorus girl who look quite sveet,
And marry her, and den find out
Vat making her so plump and stout -
"Excelsior!"
  
So now poor faller have to go,
Lak lunatic, tru ice and snow.
He tenk about his old girl May,
And dis ban all vich he can say -
"Excelsior!"
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aabbC ddexC ffeeC xaggC hheeC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 712
Words 153
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

William F Kirk

William Frederick Kirk (April 29, 1877 – March 25, 1927) was an American baseball writer, columnist, humorist, poet and songwriter.  more…

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