Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

THE GOBBLER'S LAMENT.

Thr'iugh a, barnyard late I chanced to sirnll, Where chickens and ducks abound : Wher« geese and turkeys were on pat re.| ; Or scattered in groups around: t heard a gobbler, fat and sjerk .'.nd 'twas thus he made hi' moan: '''Some silly pair in another week May be pulling my wishing bone. "On Murphy'': ranch I was born and bred. And came of a fine old stock; Bv Murphv's hand I was potted and fed 'Till r si'riiticd before the Mock. See. I'm a bird of distinguished air, A fowl of culture and tone! Alts! Alas', that some lovesick pair May be pulling my wishing bone. "A burly butcher e,nue y&stere'en. With a dark and brutal eye. All! well I know what such visits mean Tliev mean that. 1 soon must- die. Mv heart- i*- heavy enough to break, And almost, turns to stone. To think that some fools in another week May be pulling my wishing bone. "A!i! once I ihought, in my young cen.-cit. That Murphy loved me well: Bui now I know, when i( is too late, He pampered me but to sell. O why should gobblers be the bite A'iri fodder of stunid drones 0 And why do filly ones take d"lighi Tn pulling their wishing bones ■ "T dodged the call on SI. Martin's Eve, Ami count «1 ihe aei no crime: But now I know there'.- no reprieve For me at Ohrinnias time. This head of mine will be cut off. And out, on the wasie pile thrown. While some lovesick pair will joke and laugh While nulling my wishing hone.''

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD19141226.2.10.2

Bibliographic details

THE GOBBLER'S LAMENT., Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

Word Count
269

THE GOBBLER'S LAMENT. Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working