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THE LADY AND THE TYGER

The Lady and the Tyger


RIDING THE TYGER

 

When riding the Tyger

Hold tight!

Never look to left or right

Or he might bite.

If he's hungry he'll eat you

Quite.

 

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SAVE THE TYGER

 

Who will sign my petition

Write his name in black on white

To keep the Tyger burning

In the forests of the night?

 

Who will give a dollar

Fifty francs, a German mark

To guard the evil genius

In the forests of the dark?

 

Hunters shoot him from the air

Lay poisoned bait in his crimson lair

Then grind him to bits

Imbibe for sexual potency

But I ask you this:

When the Tyger is no more

What fearful symmetry?

 

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THE LADY AND THE TYGER - I

 

I know a fine Lady

Who swallowed a Tyger

It roared and it ripped

and it rumbled inside her.

 

She swallowed  a Tyger

I don't know why

If she swallows another

I guess she'll die.

 

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THE LADY AND THE TYGER - II

 

The Lady and the Tyger

Went a-walking in the wood.

Said the Lady to the Tyger -

You'd better be good!

 

The Tyger gave the Lady

A delicate smile of love,

The Lady gave the Tyger

A little white glove.

 

He put it in his pocket,

He never said a word.

(I had the whole story

from a little white bird.)

 

The Lady gave the Tyger

A little white rose,

The Tyger gave the Lady

A bite upon the nose.

 

The Tyger ate the Lady

with a runcible spoon.

(I had the whole story

from the Man in the Moon.)