There was an Old Man of Madras,
Who rode on a cream-coloured ass;
But the length of its ears,
So promoted his fears,
That it killed that Old Man of Madras.
There was an old man named Kabool,
Who tried hard to ride a bull;
When he jumped down from a tree,
The beast just stepped out to pee,
Making the old man seem a fool.
There was an Old Man of Columbia,
Who was thirsty, and called out for some beer;
But they brought it quite hot,
In a small copper pot,
Which disgusted that man of Columbia.