There was a young plumber of Leigh

Original Text: 
William S. Baring-Gould, The Lure of the Limerick (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967): 107.
2Was plumbing a maid by the sea.
3     Said the maid, "Cease your plumbing,
4     I think someone's coming."
5Said the plumber, still plumbing, "It's me."


1] Leigh: perhaps Leigh-on-sea, Essex, but there are more than a dozen Leighs in Great Britain. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.