by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

A sharp, where you'd expect a natural
Language: English 
A sharp, where you'd expect a natural,
A natural, where you'd expect a sharp;
No rule observed but the exceptional,
And then (first happy thought!) bring in a Harp!
No bar a sequence to the bar behind,
No bar a prelude to the next that comes;
Which follows which you really needn't mind --
But (second happy thought!) bring in your drums!
For harmonies, let wild discords pass;
Let key be blent with key in hideous hash;
Then (for last happy thought!) bring in your Brass!
And clang, clash, clatter -- clatter, clang and clash!

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Researcher for this text: T. P. (Peter) Perrin

This text was added to the website: 2004-04-10
Line count: 12
Word count: 93