[Dixielandjazz] Re: Limericks / Lymrics

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Sat Apr 10 09:53:45 PDT 2004

Regarding: > For the definitive book on Limericks (1700 of them) try and get
a copy of: "The Limerick". Edited by G. Legman. Bell Publishing Co., New
York. Copyright MCMLXIV and MCMLXIX. Library of Congress # 74-78758.<

Dear Steve,
There is a second Legman book 'More Limericks'.
Edited by G. Legman [Second Series] with 2750 more of 'em. No repeats.
Bell Publishing Co., New York. Copyright MCMLXXVII.
Library of Congress # 79-25042
(I have both.)
Listmate Phil O'Rourke remembers all the 'dirtier' limericks, and can't
resist trotting a few out from time-to-time at our regular pub 'gatherings'.
At a very late night jam-session at the 29th Australian Jazz Convention in
Melbourne in 1974, someone included a limerick and instantly the musicians
and delegates in the room were trying to out-do each other, on stage.
The clear favourite was special guest that year, trumpet/flugelhorn player
Clark Terry. Yeah. THAT Clark Terry. Of "Mumbles" and Ellington fame.
The AJC limerick bracket went on for well over an hour.
Kind regards,
PS: Mr Terry even sat in with my band that year.


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