The Derby Ram (6) There was a ram of Derbyshire That had two horns of brass, The one grew out of its head, sir, The other grew out of its ****. When the ram was young, sir, It had a nasty trick Of jumping over a five-barred gate And landing on its *****. When the ram was old, sir, They put it in a truck And all the girls of Derbyshire Came out to have a ****. When the ram was dead, sir, They buried it in St. Paul's, It took twelve men and a donkey cart To carry away its *****. Note: Yours is not necessarily a degenerate version. It may reflect the original . The structure of the song makes off-color verses a natural addition. Likely, some were composed no more than 1 hour later (& possibly earlier) than the parlor-able ones. AL Lloyd's standard last verse: The man that owned this ram, sir, I'm told was mighty rich But the man that sang this sing, sir Was a lying son of a *****. From Why Was He Born So Beautiful DT #312 AJS
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