21 January, 2020 by katelaity
Monkey, Goat & Me
You’d think it easier than it was
To keep our act on track.
Monkey, goat & conjurer too;
T’was nothing that we lacked.
But monkey started on whisky
And the goat smoked Emmental,
Then I got hooked on fennugreek
Which didn’t help at all.
I thought it might help my baldness —
Or else relieve my gout —
But now we’re begging in the streets:
Could you help this trio out?
We can still do the magic tricks —
Just hold my ginger beer.
A tuppence or two, then we’re through
And we all three disappear.
[Image taken from page 517 of ‘W. H. Seward’s Travels around the World. Edited by O. R. Seward, etc’ 1857 via the British Library Flickr]