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GUEST,Larry Lyr: 7 Thousand Macedonians in Full Battle Array (57* d) RE: Lyr: 7 Thousand Macedonians in Full Battle Array 21 Oct 11


I'm amazed by all the different versions posted here...incredible! The title of this thread is "7 Thousand Macedonians in Full Battle Array." However, my dad's version reads, "7 Thousand Macedonian Horses, fully equipped, drawn up in line and ready for battle." Evidently, over the years, lyrics get transposed and changed. Knowing my dad, he probably enjoyed embellishing the lyrics a bit. My dad had his version memorized and would recite it for friends or family anytime I would ask him...this began when I was a kid in the mid 40's. I would truly like to know the original version.

My dad's version:

One big fat hen.
Two ducks.
Three squawking wild geese.
Four plump partridges.
Five hundred limerick oysters.
Six pairs of Don Alphonso tweezers.
Seven thousand Macedonian Horses, fully equipped, drawn up in line and ready for battle.
Eight cages of Polly O'Gabbit parakeets.
Nine bottles of Dr. J. H. Skeppadine Snap Cough Syrup used in hospitals and like situations for the Son's of Moan.
Ten thousand Egyptian mummies carefully wrapped and preserved in ancient Sarcophagus of Rome.
Eleven little women out in the garden picking cabbages; along came a wolf and said, "What, no soap today?" and rolled over and died! All the hobgoblins, even to the big Banshee, danced at the funeral until the gunpowder ran over their boot tops.

Larry


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