17 Oct 2006, Comments Off on SIEV-X anniversary

SIEV-X anniversary

Author: Helen

(Not written by Edward Lear, 1812 – 1888)

They went to sea in a SIEV, they did,

In a SIEV they went to sea:

In spite of all their friends could say,

On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day,

In a SIEV they went to sea!

And when the SIEV turned round and round,

And every one cried, ‘You’ll all be drowned!’

They called aloud, ‘Our SIEV ain’t great,

But back where we came from we’d meet a worse fate!

In a SIEV we’ll go to sea!’

Far and few, far and few,

Are the lands where the Jumblies live;

Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,

And they went to sea in a SIEV.

The water it soon came in, it did,

The water it soon came in;

And each of them said, “We’re going to die!

What’s that helicopter that just passed by?”

And Ruddock and Johnny in Question Time

Said “Stay in that non-existent line!

For your heads are green, and your hands are blue,

So really don’t want to have people like you,

We’re rich but we’ve nothing to give!”

Far and few, far and few,

Are the lands where the Jumblies live;

Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,

And they went to sea in a SIEV.

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