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Poisoning pigeons in the park

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I like feeding pigeons, squirrels too. But the song by Tom Lehrer often
pops into my head. Let's read those beautiful lyrics here:

Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here.
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring.
I do, don't you? 'Course you do.
But there's one thing that makes spring complete for me,
And makes every Sunday a treat for me.

All the world seems in tune
On a spring afternoon,
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park.
Every Sunday you'll see
My sweetheart and me,
As we poison the pigeons in the park.

When they see us coming, the birdies all try an' hide,
But they still go for peanuts when coated with cyanide.
The sun's shining bright,
Everything seems all right,
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park.

We've gained notoriety,
And caused much anxiety
In the Audubon Society
With our games.
They call it impiety
And lack of propriety,
And quite a variety
Of unpleasant names.
But it's not against any religion
To want to dispose of a pigeon.

So if Sunday you're free,
Why don't you come with me,
And we'll poison the pigeons in the park.
And maybe we'll do
In a squirrel or two,
While we're poisoning pigeons in the park.

We'll murder them all amid laughter and merriment,
Except for the few we take home to experiment.
My pulse will be quickenin'
With each drop of strych'nine
We feed to a pigeon.
(It just takes a smidgin!)
To poison a pigeon in the park.

The album 'An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer' is a must have.

Alfie says:

Tom Lehrer is a God amongst men. He look(ed) just like you'd imagine too.

16th Oct 2007, 20:10

hildegard says:

Thank you for that reminder - a quick poisoning pigeons & a blast of the Vatican Rag & I feel instantly more chipper.

16th Oct 2007, 21:15

Dhamaka says:

very rich colours
you make them look almost intelligent!

16th Oct 2007, 21:28

Richcolour says:

Yes, it was interesting to get down to their level. We had an empathy for a couple of minutes.

16th Oct 2007, 21:57

Richcolour says:

Just revisited this photo, and the lovely pigeons look very Aardman, very Chicken Run.

17th Oct 2007, 23:57

Richcolour says:

And the moment was a very personal HL.

17th Oct 2007, 23:58

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