I must pass these on to Little Jo from my late farther, who died well before his grand daughter Little Jo was born.
"Dad, who are your solicitors?"
"You've asked me countless times before and they have not changed."
"Please Dad, tell us again."
"Martin, Barton and Far..quhar."
Paroxysms of children's laughter. Say it aloud dear viewers. It is all in the timing and a pregnant pause.
There was another from Father that my ageing brain cannot recall. The lines were said and would have naturally concluded with the word bum, but was cut short with, "don't be mistaken, don't be misled. One had a pancake stuck on head". Anyone know?
Later, I remembered something about tom cats. That was enough for google to help.
Not last night but the night before
Three tomcats came knocking at the door
One played the bugle
One played the drum
And one had a pancake stuck to his ...
Don't be mistaken
Don't me misled
One had a pancake
Stuck to his head.
Somehow I doubt avoiding saying the word bum would not amuse present day children. Perhaps something rhyming with truck might be more appropriate for today's children.