Treasure Island

Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

On the Ning Nang Nong


On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where 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 its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • * Sunprincess * (5/13/2014 10:40:00 AM)

    ......scarlet this is an original, , , , not very many people could have written this....a wonderful masterpiece...truly.enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Scarlet Nexus (3/6/2014 11:43:00 AM)

    Complete Gibberish I have always had a soft spot for poetry but this isn't even a decent poem. (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (7/8/2012 5:28:00 AM)

    Hahahahah! only the highly original mind of one such as Spike Milligan would create such a joyously busy noisy write.......fabulous (Report) Reply

  • Karissa Glew (8/18/2010 5:50:00 AM)

    Oh my God! ! I remember this poem from when I was a kid. One of my favourites! I never knew who did it. Brings back memories for me. (Report) Reply

  • A . (8/13/2009 3:03:00 PM)

    As I read it again, I like it again. hehehe :) (Report) Reply

  • Jonathon Wigmore (3/19/2009 11:20:00 AM)

    I love this poem!
    It brings back a load of memories
    I think it's just great!
    Thank you Spike Milligan! ! (Report) Reply

  • Amy Curran (3/14/2009 6:44:00 AM)

    heehee

    i remember reading this in primary 5 and i loved it so much. it was a very memorable poem and i have been looking for it for ages!


    it's great (Report) Reply

  • Tia Maria (11/9/2008 4:24:00 AM)

    lol - got me hearing the goons singing 'Ying Tong'.. excellent little ditty! !
    My friend Simon & I used read jokes through our teens on his good days, before spinal cancer took him & we loved Spike - could not believe the day he beamed Spike came to visit me in hospital! ! ! What a legend, what pleaure you brought to me & my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Amie-Lee ...... (8/20/2008 6:43:00 PM)

    This poem brings back some rather fond childhood memories. Definatly a different poem; however, still great (Report) Reply

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