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 (Myan ...

Spike Milligan Poems

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

A Silly Poem

Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,

Have A Nice Day

'Help, help, ' said a man. 'I'm drowning.'
'Hang on, ' said a man from the shore.
'Help, help, ' said the man. 'I'm not clowning.'
'Yes, I know, I heard you before.


Through every nook and every cranny
The wind blew in on poor old Granny
Around her knees, into each ear
(And up nose as well, I fear)

Mirror, Mirror

A young spring-tender girl
combed her joyous hair
'You are very ugly' said the mirror.

Spike Milligan Quotes

11 November 2014

Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.

11 November 2014

Ying tong iddle I po.

11 November 2014

I'm a hero wid coward's legs, I'm a hero from the waist up.

11 November 2014

Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.

Spike Milligan Comments

Keith Oldrey 05 November 2011

fantastic almost as good as mine 2 pee or no 2pee

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Daisy Finkle 05 March 2012

I lov ur writing it is rlly good and funny if u think about it i rlly like ur poem called hav a nice day

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Molaire Jules 13 July 2007

A funny and creative poet!

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Yvonne Rautenbach 22 January 2007

Please please can any Spike fan send me a copy of his poem which has 'A Cat is Just a Cat my Friend' in it?

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jezjezalborough.com 28 July 2021

Hi Sam the man, I'd love to know where you heard that about Spike and what book it apparently appeared in. His daughter has told me there is no reference to it in his books. As pauline says (thanks) I wrote this poem back in 1991.

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Roger Costello 18 June 2021

He told us he was ill! .

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Gill Hipkin 30 September 2020

Spike the funniest man that ever lived! ! !

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Sam.The man. 06 August 2020

The poem smiling is infectious was written by an unknown author years before the claims of some, Spike Milligan liked it so much he put it in one of his books.

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Pauline Cowley 19 June 2021

The poem you are referring to is called The Smile and is by Jez Alborough and appears in his book 'Shake Before Opening' 1991

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Ella Davies 15 July 2020

I like poems but my favourite one is the ning nang nong it is a tongue twister

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