Mudcat Café message #86099 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8910   Message #86099
Posted By: bseed(charleskratz)
12-Jun-99 - 01:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cool Hand Luke / Plastic Jesus
Subject: RE: plastic jesus
Here's a verse I found somewhere:

Mary on Black Velvet

I don't worry about dysentery,
Long as I got the Virgin Mary
Sittin' up above my kitchen sink.
Shisto* doesn't frighten me,
Nor do typhus or TB:
The Holy Mother keeps me in the Pink.
Blessed Virgin, Blessed Virgin,
Promise you will keep me microbe free.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
You've made my home a sanitary place,
Divine love keeps disease away from me.

*shistosomiasis, a disease of the liver caused by an organism which lives in slow moving fresh water in south Asia, parts of Africa, and the South Pacific. Rice farmers are often victims.