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A is for Salad - Mike Lester I hadn't seen a good parody in a long time when I grabbed this book a few years ago. It reminded me of John Lennon's ABC, which I found in January 1995 in the old NCSA Mosaic days--one of the first things that made me believe in the internet!

A is for Parrot which we can plainly see.
B is for glasses which we can plainly see.
C is for plastic which we can plainly see
D is for Doris
E is for binoculars 9 1/4 get it in five
F is for Ethel who lives next door
G is for Orange which we love to eat when we can get them because they came from abroad.
H is for England and (Heather)
I is for monkey we see in the tree
J is for parrot which we can plainly see.
K is for shoe, top we wear to the ball
L is for Lana because brum
M is for Venezuela where the oranges came from
N is for Brazil near Venezuela (very near)
O is for football which we luck about a bit
T is for Tommy who won the war.
Q is a garden which we can plainly see.
K is for intestines which hurt when we dance
S is for pancake or whole wheat bread.
U is for Ethal who lives on the hill
P is arals and her sister will.
V is for we
W is for lighter which never lights
X is easter - have one yourself
Y is a crooked letter and you can't straighten it.
Z is for Apple which we can plainly see.
This is my story both humble and true
take it to pieces and mend it with glue.
John Lennon 1969. Feb.
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(This version came from an old issue of Merseybeat magazine, and is different from the one you can find on the New Yorker web site.)