With apologies to Charles Penrose (1873-1952)
I know a laughable president who rules the world by tweet,
A fat and orange porky-pie, he really is a treat,
He’s too thick to be president, he’s a greedy, sordid crook,
And brutal racist tyrant who has never read a book.
He bombs from restaurant tables,
He bombs from Jacuzzis,
He bombs from golf course bunkers,
Like he learnt from B-movies.
He never will stop bombing,
He thrives on strident hate –
War is good for business,
And great for real estate.
Oh no no no no no no, aargh aargh aargh aargh aargh,
No no no no no no no, aargh aargh aargh aargh aargh.
That hair-weave is collapsing,
His tiny brain-cells fray,
He toys with whoring pussy
(e.g. Theresa May).
His mission is destruction,
He makes the whole world puke,
The ignorant barbarian
Just itches to press “Nuke!”
Oh no no no no no no, aargh aargh aargh aargh aargh aargh,
No no no no no no no, aargh aargh aargh aargh aargh….Aaaargh!!
A partial parody of ‘Mr Nobody’ – very funny indeed!
I meant it as a pretty precise parody of ‘The Laughing Policeman’, a 1922 English music hall song by Charles Penrose. Checking out ‘Mr Nobody’, an undated, anonymously written US poem I had never encountered before, I see the similarities. I wonder which came first?