"EINE KLEINE NACHT FUGUE"

Sprach die junge Frau Bach to her spouse:
"Ich krank of your fugueing heraus;
Keep your fugueing herein
Und maybe you'll find
Some more kleinen Bachs in den Haus!"

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Frescobaldi, a Barber for Boyce,
Shoeck the Bloch with his Weill singing voice.
Des Prez he'll move on
And not Karajan
Cutting hair so Carulli with noise.

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My Moroccan friend, Benjam, was smitten
By wanderlust, thus I have written:
"Segovia Spain,
Khachaturian train,
'Ere long you'll be, Benjam, in Britten."

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An arranger from old Dusseldorf
Was a rude, intellectual dwarf.
When his work was refused
He stood and accused:
"You can't Telemann to fugue Orff!"

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A priest with no sense of propriety
Had odd ways of expressing his piety;
Holy wine much he drank,
To his knees he then sank
Sacrificing to God his sobriety.


Kathleen A. Martin