Hark! Hark! The Birthers Are Coming To Town!!!

The Birthers Wondered If They Could Fed-Ex Themselves To Indiana

With all the Birther eligibility lawsuits being filed, there is a good chance that a Traveling Troupe of Birthers will soon be coming to a city near you. Back in Ye Olde Days of Yore,  around the 13th century, minstrels and beggars wandered from city to city singing songs with hidden messages. The songs were secret ways to rebel against royalty, clergy and politicians.  Some of these songs are known today as Nursery Rhymes.

With that in mind,  The Birther Think Tank is proud to continue that proud tradition, and presents a new Nursery Rhyme, to warn the populace  of the approaching Birthers.

Hark! Hark!
by Ye Younge Squeeky Fromm,
Girl Reporter

Hark! Hark,! The Dogs do bark
The Birthers are coming to town.
Some in rags, and some in jags
But every one a clown.
Some in rags, and some in jags.
But every one a clown.

Here is youtube video with the tune.  Hark! Hark! starts at the 1:00 minute mark:

The Hark Hark Rhyme had several variations, some which you can find here:

http://www.mothergooseclub.com/rhymes_parent.php?id=191

Some had extra lines like these:

Some gave them white breads,
And some gave them brown,
And some gave them a good horse-whip,
And sent them out of town.

Not to be outdone, I have also written several variations:

The Walter Fitzpatrick Hark! Hark! Variation

Hark! Hark! The Dogs do bark.
Fitzpatrick is coming to town.
Waving flags and Hunting JAGs,
Arresting all around.
Waving flags and Hunting JAGs,
Arresting all around.

The World Net Daily Hark! Hark! Variation

Hark! Hark! We’re in the Dark,
When World Net Daily reports.
Scurrilous flag-waving rag,
Is blaming the loss on the courts!
Scurrilous flag-waving rag,
Is blaming the loss on the courts!

I enjoy doing stuff like this, and Nursery Rhymes seem a particularly appropriate canvas on which to paint Birthers, what with Birtherism’s childish and imaginary subject matter. Yet, it is possible to cram a lot of information into a small space. As an example, I bet everybody will know exactly who the “Star” is,  just because of four little words.

Twinkle, twinkle little “Star”
Someone sabotaged your car???
Always have an alibi.
Lose the case, and then you cry.
Twinkle twinkle little “Star”
Do you know how bad you are???

Sooo, I suggest you try your hand at some.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. Jags. In some version the line reads ‘some in rags and some in jags. That jag means “A slash or slit in a garment exposing material of a different color (especially popular during the Tudor period.)

Jag in the Walter Fitzpatrick Variation means Judge Advocate General, and Fitzpatrick’s website is called The Jaghunter.

Note 2. Barking Dogs.  A warning sign. During outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague strangers were looked upon with horror! Dogs barking alerted the townspeople to strangers in their area, hence the words “Hark, hark the dogs do bark …”

http://www.rhymes.org.uk/hark_hark_the_dogs_do_bark.htm

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About Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Hi!!! I am a Girl Reporter on the Internet. I am 31. Plus I am a INTP. I have a Major in Human Kinetics, and a Minor in English. I have 2 cats, and a new kitten! I write poetry, and plus I am trying to learn how to play guitar. I think that is all??? Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter View all posts by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

2 responses to “Hark! Hark! The Birthers Are Coming To Town!!!

  • whatever4

    Excellent job!

    The line: “some in rags and some in jags” makes more sense to me, as it means both poor and rich, jags being a fashion worn by those wealthy enough to have multiple sets of clothes and follow trendy fashions. Flags makes no sense. It’s like hearing “Gladly the cross-eyed bear” in the hymn instead of “Gladly the cross I bear”.

  • Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

    I thought about that. I used “some in flags” for the ones who wrap themselves up in the flag. I also thought about “spurred by rags and wrapped in flags” but that was getting away from “simple”.

    Also “some in rags and waving flags.”

    I guess I could do, “Some in rags, and some in Jags” for Jaguars??? I wasn’t real happy with that line either.

    Let me think about it some more.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

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