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Lines on the Antiquity of Microbes (and now for something completely different)


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Dadai.2

 Genre: Art Rock

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Just for fun, a 15-second musical rendition of the the shortest poem ever penned, Lines on the Antiquity of Microbes by Strickland Gillilan. Some have attributed the authorship to Ogden Nash for the same poem he published under the title "Fleas". But Strickland is the original poet.

In my best Jim Morrison voice....
(originally posted 11/04)
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Lyrics
Adam had 'em.
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Uploaded: Jan 28, 2012 - 04:01:58 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 08:22:06 PM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 07:27:24 PM
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Comments
SmokeyVW said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
ha
short and to the point!

thanks
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Dadai.2 said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
hey smokey...
just flippin' through the channels....

thanks
richard13 said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Wha?
I'm gonna play this again to see if I missed anything ;-)
Big smile.
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gcjjones said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
hmmmm
it could do with a 2nd verse..........lol...

thanks
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Mosaica said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Art Rock at its finest...
...or I expect it would be if I had time to listen to all of this in one go. I'll have to come back later... ;-p
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Roxylee said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Fleas
OK, now that we've heard the intro... I just looked up the shortest poem. And he's famous for saying that?? Gee, here's min : powder.

This was fun to listen to 10 times. hahaha
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Vic Holman said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
i liked....
the chorus. a true flea ring circus!
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davajonah said 2124 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Hehe!
This could be verse 2:

The trouble with a kitten is
That
Eventually it becomes a
Cat.

Now that was Ogden Nash. :-)
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Sir Bass said 2124 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Cute
Correction; Eve had'em. lol
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Jarvoid said 2123 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
What ? what ? what ?
is this the shortest song ever....encore ....I missed it the first time...ploease post the lyrics !!

80)

CJ
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RochaMalhada said 2123 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
what?
No Lyrics?

LOL

. - Harold
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grah3am said 2123 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
Old bugs
Very amusing. What did Eve 'ave?
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PatriciaGirl said 2122 days ago (January 30th, 2012)
lol
short and sweet. Cute pict too!
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dave_b said 2122 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
Lines on the Antiquity of Microbes
lol, I wonder if this is the record for the shortest song on MJ?
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Dadai.2 said 2122 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
As I remember...
Dave
... back in Nov. 2004 there was an unofficial competition to post the shortest song. This was my offering. I can't remember any of the other ones, but some of them are probably still posted at MJ. By the way, I think at least one entry was shorter than this song.
Thanks.
Char said 2122 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
Flea-ting!
I wonder what inspired this. Have time for more?
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egobandit said 2122 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
your best Jimmy
I hear it ,
I think you need to post the lyrics :0)
with the long title you just expect a long song
its like drink orange soda when you thought it was coke
Too much fun!
Adam Had em
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Dadai.2 said 2121 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
Long title, short verse...
I think that's the genius of Gillian's poem, and what makes it funny.
Thanks!
Doug Somers said 2122 days ago (January 31st, 2012)
Succinct
Nice tone!

Doug
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Philip18 said 2121 days ago (February 1st, 2012)
Microbes and other things
Clever!
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PBGB said 2115 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
Haha!
Even Eve 'n Adam 'ad 'em
Is this the shortest MJ song ever?
Been busy then Jack?
:)
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