A lady while dining at Crewe

Original Text: 
William S. Baring-Gould, The Lure of the Limerick (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967): 140.
3     Said the waiter, "Don't shout,
4     Or wave it about,
5Or the others will all want one too."


1] Crewe: town in Cheshire.
Compare the laundered version in A Century of Humorous Verse 1850-1950, edited by Roger Lancelyn Green (London: Everyman, 1959): 286:
An epicure, dining at Crewe,
Found quite a large mouse in his stew;
    Said the waiter: "Don't shout
    And wave it about,
Or the rest will be wanting one, too!"
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2] whang: penis. Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.