The Very Words of London

As The Mikado continued to bounce in my head, this song came together, but I realized, I was just as inspired by Flanders and Swann, and those songs from Mad Magazine.

The Very Words of London

What are the words

on everyone’s lips?

‘Gateway’, ‘albeit’, ‘lead’.

We howl to the sky

with our hands on our hips!

‘Gateway’, ‘albeit’, ‘lead’.

When we travel abroad,

when we walk on the street

wearing the soles off

the shoes on our feet,

What do they say

when Londoners meet?

‘Gateway’, ‘albeit’, ‘lead’.

When driving our Hummer

we just want to see

flat pavement, no potholes,

and now and then, trees.

Great gateways will tell us

where in town we be

and make us all citizens

proud of the fees.

A gateway to Western,

a gateway to planes,

a gateway to downtown

a pain to maintain,

What are the words on

everyone’s lips?

‘Gateway’, ‘albeit’, ‘lead’.

When weatherman Jay

predicted our day,

the cloud cover hanging

with great white mammae,

there was always something

Jay had to say;

“Albeit” and second guess

voce dolce.

A weather forecaster

with foresight to see

seven days in the future

is something to be.

We howl to the sky

with our hands on our hips!

‘Gateway’, ‘albeit’, ‘lead’.

Abstain from tap water

it’s heavy with lead,

which explains why

Conservatives get elected.

It will make you dumb

so it’s easily said

our dihydrogen oxide’s

a kick in the head.

When Chief Water Tester

says test it and how!

you jump to the testing

and test the stuff now.

The words you can count on

that tell us your home?

‘Gateway’, ‘albeit’, ‘lead’.

We travel abroad,

we walk on the street,

wearing the soles off

the shoes on our feet,

But what do they say

when Londoners meet?

‘Gateway’, ‘albeit’, ‘lead’.

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