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A Mouse Shanty...

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This video was going around on Facebook. In it, a small mouse finally succeeds in taking a biscuit several times her size up onto a shelf and away. I foolishly uttered the words 'I want to write a mouse shanty' and my Muse - who clearly has a low taste for bilingual puns, dropped this on my head in the ensuing 24 minutes.

http://jezebel.com/mouse-successfully-steals-enormous-cookie-in-a-most-epi-1456624185

THAT BISCUIT COMES WITH ME! (A MOUSE SHANTY)

One small determined mouseling met a biscuit large and square:
That biscuit comes with me!
‘But how’ the mouseling wondered ‘Can I get it here from there?‘
That biscuit comes with me!
It’s seven times my weight but ‘tis a splendid dinner-plate
A bigger biscuit I have yet to see!
And it’s seven times my size but I shall carry off my prize
That biscuit comes with me!

That biscuit comes with me, my friends!
That biscuit comes with me!
It’s seven times my size but I shall carry off my prize
That biscuit comes with me!

She took the splendid biscuit in her little mouseling paws (saying)
That biscuit comes with me!
She set about that biscuit with her little mouseling jaws (saying)
That biscuit comes with me!
She did her best to leap and she landed in a heap
Both she and biscuit ruled by gravity!
She scrabbled and she flung and she nibbled off a crumb
That biscuit comes with me!

That biscuit comes with me, my friends!
That biscuit comes with me!
It’s seven times my size but I shall carry off my prize
That biscuit comes with me!

She jumped up fully laden till her tries had passed a score
That biscuit comes with me!
And then, brave little mouseling, well, she jumped a dozen more
That biscuit comes with me!
She sat and had a think and her little paws were pink
And told herself, ‘Here’s how it’s going to be’
And taking care and time she succeeded in her climb
That biscuit comes with me!

That biscuit comes with me, my friends!
That biscuit comes with me!
It’s seven times my size but I shall carry off my prize
That biscuit comes with me!

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Words & music by & © Talis Kimberley 5th November 2013.

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And hey, this is public, so if anyone thinks Jezebel might like to know what they spawned... go for it!
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On November 5th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC), deire commented:
Hee!
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On November 5th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC), hms42 commented:
Cute! Any chance of a recording being shared so we can learn the tune?
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On November 5th, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC), pbristow commented:
"And hey, this is public, so if anyone thinks Jezebel might like to know what they spawned... go for it! "

I just tried to... But the obscure "Discussions" interface, and it's scary interactions with/dependence-on-farming-personal-data-from one's Facebook/Google/Twitter account, meant that I gave up in frustration.

It may be much easier for people who are already members of/subscribers to Jezebel... But then, have those people already (perhaps unknowingly) signed over far too much access to the rest of their on-line selves...? =:o\

It did cause me to consider the following conundrum, though: Of the two, which would would I rather let total strangers who apparently have an interest in datamining have access to: My Google profile, or my Facebook profile?

I decided that, at this point in time, it's my Facebook profile. Reason: What I reveal through that profile, and through that account, is (as far as I can work out) only and exactly what I have chosen to reveal, or at least one one step removed from what I have chosen to reveal. It says who I *consciously* am, and *consciously* (or at least, fairly-consciously-after-I've-sobered-up-and-realised-what-I-posted-last-night) chosen to reveal, or accepted as having been revealed.

My Google profile, however, is directly linked to my YouTube profile. And my YouTube profile (not the official version, maybe, but the database behind it) *MAY* store something far more scary: A record of the YouTube videos I've clicked on.

Yes, including during that brief but intensely dr0nkled evening when I thought it would be cool idea to watch every video with the words "I love watching terrorists who boink baby fundamentalist pussy cats!" associated with them, just to see what bizarre connections showed up....

Because you know, for every 99 people who will look at that search string and chuckle, saying "I see what U did thar!", there is one... and it only takes one... who will not see the joke. And add my name to A List(TM). =:o[
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On November 5th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC), catsittingstill commented:
I would also love a recording, or sheet music, whatever is easier.
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On November 6th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC), notalwaysweak commented:
The video is amazing but I think your song is amazinger.
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On November 6th, 2013 03:27 am (UTC), batyatoon commented:
I have already seen the mouse video, and this song makes me happy in my soul. <3__________<3

Any chance of a recording?
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