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Re: G & S revisited, for fun


I don't know which G&S song you're referring to, not a topic I'm current
with, but would like to know!
Somehow 
He's a gardener and he's ok,
Plants tomatoes and spreads manure all day....
sort of came to mind

Kitty



> [Original Message]
> From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/30/2002 4:02:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] G & S revisited, for fun
>
> Gilbert and Sullivan!
>
> DF
>
> Kitty wrote:
>
> > Margaret,
> > I've been puzzling over the poem you sent - it reminds me of something.
Could
> > it have been also put to music at some time?  For some reason The
Lumberjack
> > Song comes to mind.
> > Kitty
> >
> > On Mon, 30 Dec 2002 14:18:12 -0600 cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
wrote:
> >
> > > Very good!
> > > Didn't he mean Master Gardener???
> > > Cathy
> > > On Monday, December 30, 2002, at 10:29 AM,
> > > Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> > >
> > > >> I am the very model of a modern major
> > > gardener,
> > > >> with every pest my enemy and every bloom my
> > > partn-er.
> > > >> I scrutinize the listings in the newest
> > > nursery manuals
> > > >> and thoroughly have trained myself in
> > > handling of perennials.
> > > >> I'm practiced in the use and care of half a
> > > hundred garden tools,
> > > >> I know the mixing ratios for all the
> > > two-stroke motor fuels,
> > > >> I highly value safety and I follow the most
> > > stringent rules -
> > > >> And I never fill my mower until well after
> > > the engine cools!
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> He never fills his mower until well after
> > > the engine cools
> > > >> he never fills his mower until well after
> > > the engine cools
> > > >> he never fills his mower until well after
> > > the engine, engine cools!
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> I know my taxonomy from Abutilon to Zinnia;
> > > >> I know a sickly yucca from a juvenile
> > > dracinia;
> > > >> With every pest my enemy and every bloom my
> > > partn-er,
> > > >> I am the very model of a modern major
> > > gardener!
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> I sieze all opportunities for hunting
> > > beetles Japanese,
> > > >> and if I please, on bended knees, I greet
> > > the eager honeybees.
> > > >> Should aphids dare to venture there,
> > > >> I'll spare no care toward their dispair,
> > > >> but share my garden fair with any mantis
> > > gallavanting there!
> > > >> Of grafting, double-digging and deadheading
> > > I know quite a bit.
> > > >> Whatever you would care to name I'll wager I
> > > have planted it.
> > > >> To purchase fertilizer, I don't buy just any
> > > brand of ... manure...
> > > >> and I'm always careful with my speech and
> > > you can count on that for
> > > >> sure!
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> He is always careful with his speech and you
> > > can count on that for
> > > >> sure,
> > > >> he's always careful with his speech and you
> > > can count on that for sure,
> > > >> always careful with his speech
> > > >> and you can count on that for, that for
> > > sure!
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Then I can re-create the hanging gardens of
> > > old Babylon,
> > > >> or grade a level lawn for you to put a
> > > picnic table on.
> > > >> With every pest my enemy and every bloom my
> > > partn-er
> > > >> I am the very model of a modern major
> > > gardener!
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> In fact when I know what is meant by
> > > "chloroplast" and "cambium;"
> > > >> When I can tell at sight mite infestation on
> > > geranium;
> > > >> When black spot, mildews, smuts, rust,
> > > scorch and dodder I'm more wary
> > > >> at,
> > > >> and when I know precisely what is in Lasso
> > > and Lariat,
> > > >> then I can drape a table with the harvest's
> > > flavor subtleties,
> > > >> Or spread a bed of flowers making color for
> > > your eye to see.
> > > >> In short, when I can please the various
> > > senses with such things as
> > > >> these -
> > > >> You'll say a better Major Garden-er has
> > > never stained his knees!
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> For I've applied my genius to the wond'rous
> > > field of Botany
> > > >> where I find fascination where most others
> > > find monotony;
> > > >> with every pest my enemy and every bloom my
> > > partn-er,
> > > >> I am the very model of a modern major
> > > gardener!
> > > >>
> > > >> - - A
> > > >
> > > > Composed by Alex Silbajoris, re-sent with
> > > permission
> > > >
> > > >
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