The House That Jeff Built

This is a clever poem written about the Confederacy and Jefferson Davis. As you read through the poem you will see that each new item or person introduced takes something away from the house that Jeff built.

The House That Jeff Built: Author unknown

I. The Southern Confederacy: This is the house that Jeff built

II. The Ethiopian: This is the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

III. The Underground Railroad: This is the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house Jeff built

IV. The Fugitive Slave Law: This is the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

V. The Personal Liberty Bill: This is the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

VI. Chief Justice Taney: This is the cow with the crumpled horn that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

VII. James Buhanan: This is the maiden all forlorn that milked the cow with the crumpled horn that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house Jeff built

VIII. C. Cesh: This is the man all tattered and torn that married the maiden all forlorn that milked the cow with the cumpled horn  that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built

IX. Plunder: This is the priest all shaven and shorn that married the man all tattered and torn to the maiden all forlorn that milked the cow with crumpled horn that tossed the dog that worried the cat that killed the rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jeff built.

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Published in: on June 30, 2010 at 2:49 am  Comments Off on The House That Jeff Built  
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