Guy Wetmore Carryl

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Guy Wetmore Carryl (March 4, 1873 – April 1, 1904) was an American humorist and poet.

Carryl was born in New York City, the first-born of author Charles Edward Carryl and Mary R. Wetmore.

When he was only 20 years old he had his first article published in The New York Times. He graduated from Columbia University in 1895 when he was 22 years o ...
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How A Cat Was Annoyed And A Poet Was Booted
A poet had a cat.
There is nothing odd in that—
(I might make a little pun about the Mews!)
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The Sycophantic Fox And The Gullible Raven
A raven sat upon a tree,
And not a word he spoke, for
His beak contained a piece of Brie.
Or, maybe it was Roquefort.
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How Little Red Riding Hood Came To Be Eaten
Most worthy of praise
Were the virtuous ways
Of Little Red Riding Hood's Ma,
And no one was ever
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How A Girl Was Too Reckless Of Grammar
Matilda Maud Mackenzie frankly hadn't any chin,
Her hands were rough, her feet she turned invariably in;
Her general form was German,
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How Rudeness And Kindness Were Justly Rewarded
Once on a time, long years ago
(Just when I quite forget),
Two maidens lived beside the Po,
One blonde and one brunette.
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Nanno Rose 01 September 2018
I heard that the words to Carryl’s Blue-Beard poem were slightly revised and turned into a popular lugubrious song. Was it ever recorded? ? I can’t find a recording of it. I grew up listening to my mother recite that poem? ! I loved it!
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