Poem: Limerickitis by W.T. Goodge

On the tram and the train, on the 'bus and the boat,
   You will hear it, both going and coming;
In the pub and the club and ashore and afloat --
   A perpetual humming and strumming!
From the ponderous personage, proud in his prime,
To the little kids grouped in the gutter,
They are muttering over a doggerel rhyme,
   And this is the matter they mutter:
      "There was a young man of Junee,
       Who went, in a basin, to sea;
         The basin was broken,
         And, by the same token...."
      Ta-rumtiddy, dumtiddy, dee!

First published in The Bulletin, 26 December 1907

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