Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Haunting Lyric

I think I first heard A.A. MIlne's "Disobedience" as a rope-skipping chant. It's a hanting lyric, the first three lines of which you may never be able to banish from your mind. Here is the first stanza:

James James
Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree
Took great
Care of his Mother,
Though he was only three.
James James Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he;
"You must never go down
to the end of the town,
if you don't go down with me."