William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 5, December, 2008

A Chanty for CrankyLitProf–Some Symbolism for You

Filed under: Poetry — williamthecoroner @ 22:18

A priest in Austria thought one day,
Ho, ho, ho!
He’d go to France without delay,
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
He’d go to France without delay,
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

Now when this father came to France,
Ho, ho, ho!
Seven sick nuns he found by chance,
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
Seven sick nuns he found by chance,
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

He saw these nuns in the convent yard,
Ho, ho, ho!
All lying down on benches hard,
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
All lying there on benches hard,
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

He gave these nuns his calling card,
Ho, ho, ho!
And asked, “May I come in your yard?”
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
And asked, “May I come in your yard?”
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

To one he asked what he could do,
Ho, ho, ho!
“I’m priest as well as doctor too!”
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
“I’m  priest as well as doctor too!”
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

A sick nun then made quick reply,
Ho, ho, ho!
Said, “Father, treat me ere I die!”
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
“Father, treat me ere I die!”
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

With cane in hand, a walking stick,
Ho, ho, ho!
He touched that nun so very quick,
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
He touched that nun so very quick,
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

The others ran that they could see,
Ho, ho, ho!
And asked the priest, “What could that be?”
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
And asked the priest, “What could that be?”
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

“A medicine stick in my hand I hold”
Ho, ho, ho!
“To cure all sick nuns in my fold,”
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
“To cure all sick nuns in my fold,”
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

Another nun that lay close by,
Ho, ho, ho!
Cried, “Father, none so sick as I!”
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
“Father, none so sick as I!”
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

He treated all these nuns alike,
Ho, ho, ho!
And said he’d call another night,
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
Said he’d call another night,
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

Their treasure’s gone they looked in vain,
Ho, ho, ho!
For the priest that carried the walking cane,
Hal-ler-al-le-rye, hal-ler-al-le-ray!
For the priest that carried the walking cane,
Hal-ler-al-le-ray, ho, ho!

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4 Comments »

  1. Naughty! I like it…;)

    Comment by Christina LMT — Saturday, 6, December, 2008 @ 00:12 | Reply

  2. tsk tsk, I’ll have nun of that!

    Comment by TeaWench — Saturday, 6, December, 2008 @ 17:39 | Reply

  3. “Salty Dick’s Uncensored Sailor Songs,” a classic. Ar!

    Comment by Bianca Castafiore — Saturday, 6, December, 2008 @ 18:22 | Reply

  4. *snerk*

    Obviously you haven’t seen some of the nuns that hang around my institution. I believe several of them were the original Women of Jerusalem, who wept at the foot of the cross.

    That priest would have wanted a 20-ft cane.

    Comment by crankylitprof — Saturday, 6, December, 2008 @ 19:22 | Reply


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