There once was a young man of Ghent

Original Text: 
William S. Baring-Gould, The Lure of the Limerick (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967): 161.
2Whose tool was so long that it bent.
3     To save himself trouble
4     He put it in double,
5And instead of coming, he went.


1] Ghent: city in Belgium. Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.