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to "The Limerick Song", as in "The Flea and the Fly". See sactoGranny's recording on YouTube here.
LIMERICK VERSE: Most of the original limerick verses by Giorgio Coniglio have been web-published at the OEDILF website (the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form).
PARODY COMPOSED: Musical collage by Giorgio Coniglio, October 2016. An earlier version was web-published at AmIRight.com as "The Limericks of Gun Control".
See also post #129 for earlier singable limericks on this topic.
(1) Ready For Approval, as in the context of editing poetry contributions, e.g. limericks defining entries in a dictionary.
or (2) Regrettable Firearm Accident.
THE LIMERICKS OF GUN-CONTROL
(Ode to the R.F.A.)
(to the tune of The Limerick Song)
AUTHOR'S NOTES FROM O.E.D.I.L.F.
OEDILF #95159: The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of citizens to 'bear arms'.
OEDILF 95555: To "get one's goat" is an idiom meaning moving one to anger or annoyance. Sometimes a mortifying sense of humiliation is experienced by the victim, but our misdirected protagonist Jacques seems to have over-reacted. J'accuse is an accusation or outrage against a powerful person or group; the expression derives from the heading of a front-page newspaper letter by novelist Émile Zola to the President of France in 1898, accusing the latter of racism and distortion of justice in the Dreyfus affair. The use of this catchword by Jacques indicates his exaggerated sense of self-importance.
OEDILF #95118: The AR-15 is a semi-automatic "sports" rifle readily available in most states of the United States; it has been used frequently in recent multi-victim assaults. However, as the U.S. Constitution is interpreted by many as guaranteeing the personal right to acquire firearms, suspicion by the police of malicious intent is not seen as justification to interfere or "lift a finger" to prevent weapons purchases, except in extreme cases.