Victoria University College Capping Carnival, 1921. "Done to Death"
When a lawyer's not engaged in his divorce suits,
His divorce suits,
Or summonsing his fellows by the score, By the score,
He's continually abusing us as low brutes,
Us as low brutes;
That's the name that people call us when they're sore,
When they're sore.
At times we feel we must arrest our brother,
'Rest our brother;
Te Aro House—Invites Your Attention.
I realise that very like a pun, Like a pun;
But take one consideration with another,
A policeman's lot is not a happy one
When you've had a bally bust-up with your brother.
A policeman's lot is not a happy one.
A. C. Swinburne:
When a poet has forgotten all his metres,
All his metres,
He will surely get entangled with his feet,
With his feet;
He knows he can be got at by repeaters,
So he chokes himself with words I won't repeat,
It's ten to two he hasn't had a mother,
Had a mother,
With hair that ripples silver in the sun,
In the sun;
So take one consideration with another,
A poet's lot is not a happy one,
Considering he's never had a mother.
A poet's lot is not a happy one.
When a censor not incensed in all his senses,
All his senses,
Or slaughtering the movies good and bad,
Good and bad,
He can hardly earn enough to pay expenses,
Unless he retails stories, yes By Gad, Yes, By Gad,
His passionate emotions he must smother,
For the things he sees, they really take the bun,
Take the bun;
Ah, take one consideration with another,
A censor's lot is not a happy one,
His perfect pent'up passions he must smother.
A censor's lot is not a happy one.