thu dec 7 15:45:23 mst 1989
article 7149 of rec.humor:
>from: firstname.lastname@example.org (phillip garding)
subject: paul revere
date: 7 dec 89 20:03:40 gmt
organization: microsoft corp., redmond wa
posted: thu dec 7 12:03:40 1989
“the ride of paul rever
as the clock struck twelve that fateful night
in the town of boston, m-ss,
our forefathers were sound asleep, of course.
from beneath their windows came a noise
that almost broke the gl-ss:
wild-eyed horseman on a breathless horse.
so our forefathers called out, “who goes here?”
and the horseman answered, “paul revere.”
so our forefathers climbed out of bed,
and they went to the window and said,
“go to sleep, go to sleep, paul revere!
please don’t make all that noise around here.
how can we rest when from down in the street
comes the clomping and the stomping of your horse’s big feet.
“go away or we’ll call the police.
and report you’re disturbing the peace!
stop horsing around
in the dark of the night.
tell those people at the old north church to turn out that light!
“whatever you’re trying to say, it’ll keep;
go to sleep, paul revere, go to sleep.
“are you planning to stay until dawn?
won’t you please get that horse off
you’re drunk and disorderly, feeling your oats.
tell those strangers behind you to take off those silly red coats
“why, you’re carrying on like the british are here!
go to sleep, go to sleep, paul revere.
go to sleep, go to sleep, paul rever
go to sleep, go to sleep, paul revere.”
(after music stops)
“the king will hear of this!”
– phillip garding, one microsoft way, redmond, wa 98073-9717
– where there’s smoke, there’s work!