Overlooked

Shades of chartreuse.png

Chartreuse midway between yellow and green

Not to be confused with liqueur French

Not lime or wasabi in taste or shade

Having no citrus tang or pungent bite

A colour you see confused maligned

Known as a “micro-bus” hue

Chartreuse unappreciated overlooked

It’s the perfect name for you


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Poetics: True Colours?

Lily The Pink

Jim Adams has challenged us with sharing a song which contains colours. “Lily the Pink” is a 1968 song by the UK group The Scaffold and it reached number 1 on the UK charts. Ms Pink it seems invented a potent medicine that “cures” all. I have attached the video of the Irish Rovers’ cover of the song.

 We’ll drink a drink, a drink

To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink

The savior of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case

 

Mr. Freers had sticky out ears

And it made him awful shy

And so they gave him medicinal compound

And now he’s learning how to fly

 

Robert Tony was known to be bony

He would never eat his meal

And so they gave him medicinal compound

Now they move him round on wheels

 

We’ll drink a drink, a drink

To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the pink

The savior of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case

 

Old Ebenezer thought he was Julius Caesar

And so they put him in a home

Where they gave him medicinal compound

And now he’s emperor of Rome

 

Johnny Hammer had a terrible st-st-st-st-stammer

He could hardly s-s-say a word

And so they gave him medicinal compound

Now’s he’s seen, but never heard

 

We’ll drink a drink, a drink

To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink

The savior of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case

 

Aunty Milly ran willy-nilly

When her legs they did recede

And so they rubbed on medicinal compound

Now they call her Milly Pede

 

Jennifer Eccles had terrible freckles

And the boys all called her names

But she changed medicinal compound

Now he joins in all the games

 

We’ll drink a drink, a drink

To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink

The savior of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case

 

Lily the Pink, she turned to drink

She filled up with paraffin inside

And despite her medicinal compound

Sadly pickled Lily died

 

Up to heaven her soul ascended

All the church bells they did ring

She took with her medicinal compound

Hark the herald angels sing

 

We’ll drink a drink, a drink

To Lily the Pink, the Pink, the Pink

The savior of the human race

For she invented medicinal compound

Most efficacious in every case

 

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Trad / John Henry Gorman / Roger Joseph Mcgough / Michael Mcgear

Lily The Pink lyrics © Noel Gay Music Co. Ltd.


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