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From: "Bruce Todd" <>
Subject: Re: [ABOUT WORDS] Roger the Lodger
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 21:23:34 -0400
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In a book entitled "Limericks" on my shelf, the only limerick out of the
1700 with "Roger the lodger" in it is the following -

There was a young girl of Cape Cod
Who dreamt she'd been b u g g e r e d by God
But it wasn't Jehovah
That turned the girl over
'Twas Roger the lodger, the dirty old codger
The b u g g e r, the b a s t a r d, the sod!

There is a variation of this which replaces lines three and four with
the following -

But 'tweren't the Almighty
That lifted her nightie

There is another variation that I will bypass.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gordon Barlow" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 9:25 PM
Subject: [ABOUT WORDS] Roger the Lodger

> > There once was a woman from Sard
> > Who thought all children from God
> > But it wasn't the Almighty
> > Who crept into her nighty
> > It was Roger the lodger -- by God
> >
> > GrampsQ
> > PS: Sard=Sardinia
> The last line in England ends "- the sod!" - I remember now; and there
> be an alternative to Sard. Could the first line be "There was a young
> from Cape Cod"?
> Gordon
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