Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

Spike Milligan
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Early life

Milligan was born in Ahmednagar, India, on 16 April 1918, the son of an Irish-born father, Captain Leo Alphonso Milligan, MSM, RA, who was serving in the British Indian Army. His mother, Florence Mary Winifred Kettleband, was born in England. He spent his childhood in Poona (India) and later in Rangoon (Yangon), capital of Burma (Myanmar). He was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Poona, and St Paul's Christian Brothers, de la Salle, Rangoon.

He lived most of his life in England and served in the British Army, in the Royal Artillery during World War II.

Poetry

Milligan also wrote verse, considered to be within the genre of ... more »

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  • ''Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Mrs. Doonan, in Puckoon, ch. 6 (1963).
  • ''Ying tong iddle I po.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Ned Seagoon (Harry Secombe), in The Goon Show (BBC radio comedy series), broadcast (1951-...
  • ''I'm a hero wid coward's legs, I'm a hero from the waist up.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Puckoon, ch. 2 (1963).
  • ''Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Camden Theatre, London, April 30, 1972. The Last Goon Show of Them All (stage show) (1972...
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    I love spike Milligan poems! Especially his nonsense poems

  • Kirin (6/20/2018 8:02:00 PM)

    Version of the need Ning nang nong

    So it's Hong Leong
    Bears go scang
    And play pehang
    The bing bang!
    Hong Leong
    The mice go Lang

    What a noisy place to be
    Is the Hong Leong Hong Leong!

  • William (6/20/2018 7:57:00 PM)

    Spike Milligan poems are the best.

  • Kirin (6/20/2018 7:57:00 PM)

    These poems are so inspirational I hope someone will be as good as spike Milligan one day.......... I also love nonsense poems! ! ! ! ! !

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Best Poem of Spike Milligan

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!!

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