Alligator pie, alligator pie,
Give away the green grass, give away the sky,
But don't give away my alligator pie.
Alligator stew, alligator stew,
If I don't get some I don't know what I'll do.
Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe,
But don't give away my alligator stew.
Alligator soup, alligator soup,
If I don't get some I think I'm gonna droop.
Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop,
But don't give away my alligator soup.
Dennis Lee, come marry me
I still learn from Lee's polyphony. Here's a fabulous interview by Andrew Pyper.
As for marriage proposals to gentle men who never lost the spark of their inner child, I moved on.
I miss you and still love you sweet Ernie Coombs. Heart of a poet and door-opener of imagination.