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A Fool Confession
Adrian Waters of Kits Coty Morris lays it on the line.
Come all you bold Morris dancers
And listen to my tale
For you will soon discover
A Truth to make you pale
There once was a young Morris Dancer
Not nimble, or agile, or neat
Who spent little time in the air
And the rest on the wrong feet
As light on his feet as a carthorse
Some say as pretty as well
That's why he took to Fooling
Fools dance but not very well
But entertainings a right tricky business
It's a pretty tall order you see
It always looks very easy
But it isn't, just listen to me.
I asked Paul the melodian player
How I should please the crowd
"Don't turn up" he replied with a grin
"But there's one thing", he whispered - not loud
"Try sticking your head in the dinosaurs mouth!"
A frightening prospect - You bet
But even worse for Iggy
Who's the side's vegetarian pet
"What else should I do?" I enquired
"It isn't much of a show"
"Oh frighten the children! And make people laugh
They all expect it you know"
So that's what I do on my days off
In make-up and tatters. But Oh!
Just remember that when I snog Iggy
I'm getting my lips round Ron's pole
Adrian wrote to me: -
"I started the tradition(?) of writing poems back in 1997, as a method of announcing that my wife was pregnant, and it has since become one of those items anounced during the feast using the well known morris anouncement "As is customary........". So it looks like I'll have to write one every year in perpetuity - still it's nice to be appreciated by the other members of the side. At least they don't go to the bar during the recital as I always try to include a joke or two at their expense."
In a further message, the eponymous Ron, aka Ronald Tuur aka Iggy, pointed me to the Kits Coty Morris website, where the story of Iggy, Iguanadon Mantelli, may be seen in all its glory.
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