Fragment of a showtune lyric

I’ve seen cities of steel and a place called New Zealand
Where mutton outnumber the men,
But suburban and grim Neasden’s mock-Tudor chimneys
I’ll never return to again.

(In response to Pete’s latest rhyme challenge, “chimney”. I’d like to apologise to Neasden, New Zealand, the English language, the memory of Peter Cook and sheep everywhere.)

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One response to “Fragment of a showtune lyric

  1. Peter J Casey

    I love it – especially the juxtaposition of ‘suburban and grim’, which exemplifies the rhymester’s creed that the best parts are often those that don’t rhyme.

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