There was a young man from Quebec
Who wrapped both his legs round his neck
But then he forgot
How to untie the knot
And now he's an absolute wreck !
There was a young man from Bengal
Who was asked to a fancy-dress ball.
He said he would risk it
And went as a biscuit,
But a dog ate him up in the hall!
There was a young lady of Riga,
Who went for a ride on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside,
And a smile on the face of the tiger.
There was a young man from Leeds,
Who swallowed a packet of seeds;
Within just an hour
His nose was a flower
And his head was a riot of weeds!
There once was a chief of the Sioux,
Who into a gun-barrel blioux
To see if 'twas loaded;
The rifle exploded -
As he should have known it would dioux !