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Poem introduction

And now, some limericks.

Three Limericks

Three Limericks...

A young man with wobbly eyes
used to muddle his g's and his y's.
When he said 'guess'
I guess he meant 'yes'
and 'yugs' was how he said 'guys'.

There was a young man with a pimple
who said everything in life is simple.
For weeks and weeks
he sucked in his cheeks
and now his pimple's a dimple.

There was an old man from Crewe
who wanted to know how to moo.
He studied a cow
to try and learn how
but all he could do was boo.


from Michael Rosen’s Book of Nonsense (Hodder , 1998), copyright © Michael Rosen 1998, used by permission of the author

Recordings

Michael Rosen Reading from his Poems

1Introduction to Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense 2Rosie Rosie 3Really? 4Help 5Footling Around

63 Limericks

7The News

8Bleep 9Get Up 10Polypropylene 11Bips 12More, More, More 13Tag-Along 14Who Am I?

15Yesterday

16Postscript to Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense 17Introduction to Even More Nonsense 18Something that Smells 19Walking Home 20Plonky Wonky Doodah

21My Friend Elsie

22The Great Big Hole

23You Think You Know 24The Smeenge

25Riding Down to Boxland

26Inky Stinky 27My Drink 28Windscreen Wipers 29Our Party 30Treasure 31Introduction to In The Colonie 32Extract from In The Colonie 33Extract from In The Colonie

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