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Monday, May 5, 2008

What Lilyput Did Next: The Peachy Pumpkin Dumplin’ Interlude


A Minister for Propaganda Elf writes: Princess Lilyput made her debut at the renowned beauty spot Glendalough yesterday, with the Grand Vizier among her entourage on pack-mule duties, there to be serenaded (see above) with the latest ditty to be penned by CAP Towers’ resident Composer Elf, ‘Peachy Pumpkin Dumplin’’. Sung to the tune of ‘She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain’, the lyrics runneth thusly:
Peachy Pumpkin Dumplin’
“You’re a peachy pumpkin dumplin’ / Yes you are /
You’re a peachy pumpkin dumplin’ / Yes you are /
You’re a peachy pumpkin dumplin’ / A peachy pumpkin dumplin’ /
You’re a peachy pumpkin’ dumplin’ / Boopy-doop!”
(© Composer Elf, 2008)
The Princess is partial to ye olde ‘boopy-doops’, see …

8 comments:

Patricia J. Hale said...

She appears mesmorized hearing the first song written specifically for her...

Patricia J. Hale said...

I meant mesmerized (no that wasn't an Americanized spelling. Americanized? Is that even a word?)

Helga said...

What a beautiful look she´s giving you:)
Very cute picture of you two together!

colman said...

Hey, here's a heads-up for the next giveaway.......we'll all play count the chins and the nearest 3 get a book!

bookwitch said...

Oh no, we can't get the tune out of our heads around here! And the peachy pumpkins are a bit of a tongue twister. Mine had to make do with their father's totally tuneless "pom poms".

Declan Burke said...

Colman, I sincerely hope you're referring to the Grand Vizier's chins ... If he reckons you're traducing his daughter, all hell will break loose. Or an almighty huff, at the very least. Cheers, Dec

colman said...

I'm definitely referring to the GV only, and am only intent on deeply insulting your good self and not the fair princess of Wicklow,

Josh Schrank said...

Bookwitch, your husband has pom poms? I'm almost afraid to ask....