Too Much of a Name Some people are anxious for honor and fame And they strive all their lifetime in gettting a name. But too much of a name is a possible thing And this you will say when you what I sing. Now my father and mother were excellent folks, But they both had a weakness for practical jokes. So when I was born they were both of one mind. They said I should have all the names they could find. For there were Jonathan Joseph Jeremiah Timothy Titus Obadiah William Henry Walter Sim Reuben Rufus Soloman Jim Nathaniel Daniel Abraham Roderick Frederick Peter Sam Simon Timon Nicholas Pat Christopher Dick Jehosephat. I was sent to be christened before I could speak So I might not object to this curious freak. There were two other babies that morning as well But for those two babies it wasn't so swell. The reason was that I was first of the three So the parson began operations on me. And it took him so long for my titles to call That these two other babies got no names at all! When I came to be married the case was as bad. The parson stared at me as if he was mad. He started his task but he found very soon That the job was too great to be finished by noon. Said he, ``My dear sir, 'tis a very great shame That your parents denied you a sensible name. But since you are here without reason or rhyme, You'll have to get married one name at a time.'' BR
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