Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Little Boy Blue - South African Version

Surely everybody in an English speaking nation has heard the nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue. It's been around for donkeys years and Wikipedia even mentions that it could be based on Shakespeare's King Lear.

Little Boy Blue,
Come blow your horn,

The sheep's in the meadow,
The cow's in the corn;

Where is that boy
Who looks after the sheep?

Under the haystack
Fast asleep.

Will you wake him?
Oh no, not I,

For if I do
He will surely cry.

Now, what if Little Boy Blue had been born in South Africa? Perhaps the nursery rhyme would be something more like this.

Little Boy Blue (and White and Yellow and Black and Green and Red),
Come blow your vuvuzela,

The dog's in the ghetto,
The cat's fighting the gorilla,

Where is the boy,
Who looks after the dog?

He's gone to the World Cup,
To cheer his soccer god,

Will you go get him?
Oh no, not I,

For if I do
Those bloody loud horns might blow out my eardrums!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great job.