Collected by Carlisle
Transcribed by Parler
Mr. James M. Walden
December 1, 1951
Reel 143, Item 3
My father and mother were wonderful folks,
But both had a weakness for practical jokes,
So when I was born and they were both of one mind,
They said I could have all the names they could find.
So I was named:
Jonathan Edward Jeremiah
Timothy Titus Obediah
William Walter Henry Tim
Reuben Rufus Solomon Jim
And Nathaniel Daniel Abraham
Roderick Frederick Caesar Sam
Simon Timon Nicholas Pat
Christopher Dick Jehosephat
When I went to get married, the case was as bad;
The parson stared at me as if he were mad.
Says he, "My dear sir, it's a very great shame,
Your parents have denied you a sensible name."
And through my strange story, withou reason or rhyme
I'll have to be married a bit at a time.
For I was named:
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