Edward Lear's Nonsense Books

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NOTE.The Air of this and the following Song by Edward Lear; the Arrangement for the Piano by Professor Pom, of San Remo, Italy.
THE COURTSHIP OF THE YONGHY-BONGHY-B.
I.
On the Coast of Coromandel
Where the early pumpkins blow, In the middle of the woods Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-B. Two
old chairs, and half a candle,
One old jug without a handle,
These were all his worldly goods: In the middle of the woods, These were all the worldly goods Of
the Yonghy-Bonghy-B, Of the Yonghy-Bonghy B.
II.
Once, among the Bong-trees walking
Where the early pumpkins blow, To a little heap of stones Came the Yonghy-Bonghy-B. There he
heard a Lady talking,
To some milk-white Hens of Dorking,
"'Tis the Lady Jingly Jones! On that little heap of stones Sits the Lady Jingly Jones!" Said the
Yonghy-Bonghy-B, Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-B.
III.
"Lady Jingly! Lady Jingly!
Sitting where the pumpkins blow, Will you come and be my wife?" Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-B.
"I am tired of living singly"
On this coast so wild and shingly,
I'm a-weary of my life; If you'll come and be my wife, Quite serene would be my life!" Said the
Yonghy-Bonghy-B, Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-B.
IV.