Ala bam a
I know a guy named Balladeer,
He read the paper every day.
But what was strange and very queer,
Was that the "obits" what made his day?
He'd write down the obituaries,
Every day he did the same,
Then take his phone directory,
And then cross out the names.
Then one early morning, while reading the "obits",
He ran across his own name, this caused him such a fright,
So he thought he'd better make some calls,
To get this mis-print right.
His boss was who he called first,
to tell him it wasn't true,
But he had already read the news,
And had called the florist too!
He got his boss on the phone,
And his reply left him quite numb,
He said, "Just tell me something Balladeer,
Which place you calling from?"
[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 09-03-99).]