Lab Cat

27 Apr 2006

Another Poem

Filed under: Poetry — Cat @ 12:50 pm

Reciting the poem on Tuesday, reminded me of another poem I learnt as a child. It is by Spike Milligan and appeared in his "Silly Verse for Kids"

On the Ning Nang Nong

Spike Milligan

On the Ning Nang Nong

Where the cows go Bong!

And all Monkeys all say Boo!

There's a Nong Nang Ning

Were the trees go Ping!

And the tea pots Jibber Jabber Joo.

On the Nong Ning Nang

All the mice go Clang!

And you just can't catch 'em when they do!

So it's Ning Nang Nong!

Cows go Bong!

Nong Nang Ning!

Trees go Ping!

Nong Ning Nang!

Mice go Clang!

What a noisy place to belong,

Is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Ning ! !



  1. Ok, I didn’t know your other poem, bt this one I recalled. For my contribution, how about another silly verse or two, from the great Shel Silverstein??

    My beard grows to my toes.
    I never wears no clothes.
    I wraps my hair around my bare,
    and down the road I goes.


    If you have to was the dishes (such an awful boring chore),
    If you have to wash the dishes ‘stead of going to the store,
    If you have to wash the dishes, and you drop one on the floor….
    Maybe they won’t make you wash the dishes anymore.


    There are too many kids in this tub.
    There are too many elbows to scrub.
    I just washed a behind
    that I know wasn’t mine.
    There are too many kids in this tub.

    Comment by Lisa Gensel — 28 Apr 2006 @ 11:27 pm

  2. I should post the middle one up by the sink in the lab.

    When I was a graduate student, I had a colleague whose solution to dirty glassware was to break it, rather than wash it. Or so it seemed.

    Comment by Cat — 29 Apr 2006 @ 8:10 am

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