Treasure Island

John Carter Brown


Crazy Tradesmen Rhymes No1


I once knew a man in the gardening trade,
Bob Green was his name
He was surly, he was staid;
He thought he knew it all
But between you and me
He couldn't tell a lettuce
From a lilac tree.

Written Autumn 1995

Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012

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The first of what I call my 'Crazy Tradesmen Rhymes' I don't know if there is a 'correct' term for this form of verse; if there is I would be interested to know what it is.

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