[Ads-l] Shoe goes both ways

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 7 01:16:37 EDT 2017


> On Aug 6, 2017, at 5:53 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
wrote:

Now Long John made him
A pair of shoes,
They were the funniest shoes
That you ever did see.
Had a heel in front
And a heel behind;
You could never tell where
Long John was gwine.


A variant:

I believe Sister Sookey's
Done lost her mind
She wears a pair of shoes
Of the strangest kind
With heels in front
And heels behind
I couldn't tell whether
She was coming or gwine.

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Now Long John made him
> A pair of shoes,
> They were the funniest shoes
> That you ever did see.
> Had a heel in front
> And a heel behind;
> You could never tell where
> Long John was gwine.
>
> Very useful. Relevance to question: possibly zero.
>
> JL
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Heard today on Sirius POTUS Channel.
> >
> > I have no idea what was meant.
> >
> > Knife cuts both ways?
> > Whichever way the shoe drops?
> > Is a puzzlement...
> >
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