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The World's Worst Poet

by William McGonagall
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Some would say that Julia A. Moore (the Sweet Singer of Michigan) was the world's worst poet. I think they're probably right. But William McGonagall (1825?-1902) is pretty darned bad...

From "Descriptive Jottings of London":

Oh! mighty city of London! you are wonderful to see,
And thy beauties no doubt fill the tourist's heart with glee;
But during my short stay, and while wandering there,
Mr Spurgeon was the only man I heard speaking proper
  English I do declare.

From "The Rattling Boy from Dublin":

I'm a rattling boy from Dublin Town,
I courted a girl called Biddy Brown,
Her eyes they were as black as sloes,
She had black hair and an aquiline nose.

Chorus--
Whack fal de da, fal de darelido,
Whack fal de da, fal de darelay,
Whack fal de da, fal de darelido,
Whack fal de da, fal de darelay.