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Announcing the Biannual Wikiloops Limerick Contest

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Yes after the unparalleled success of the recent Wikiloops shoutbox world series Yedelling competition, it was decided that we are now ready for the Wikiloops Limerick Contest. The rules are pretty simple:


A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm. The competition is open for everyone, including children, women, the elderly and Don, so please keep it clean.


Special points will be awarded to those who actually sing the Limmerick on a wikiloops track, make sure to put the song link if available.

Other than the coveted "Wikiloops Limerick Master" title, the winner will get remixes of a track of his choice, and who knows what else we will think of. So don't be shy, give it a go!
Edited by TeeGee on November 10 2018 13:43
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Here is my entry, to get this thing going:

There was a bearded man from Kentucky*
That some might consider unlucky
He went to this bar
With his pink guitar
And was knocked off his stool by a truckie


*any resemblance to real Wikiloops members is pure coincidence

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Edited by TeeGee on November 08 2018 21:29
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There was a young man of Urft
Who one day a strange website did surf
His face it turned blue
And before we all knew
He found himself totally smurfed...
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From Franfurt a guy name of Wolfgang
Played a bass full of thunder and sturmdrang
In Steinfeld he rocked it
Though the roads all roadblocked it
They couldn't stop Wolfgang's big bang bang!
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Hahaha nice one :) I think we got to wait until we get a few more, and then we'll make a track out of it :O
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:D:D
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A shy Didgeridoo from Australia
Turned vibrant bright red like a Dahlia
When a banjo close by
Twanged it's G string too high
It was a duet destined for failure
Edited by bluvation on November 09 2018 19:13
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Strangers arrived in a town
where noone had ever shown
Anything else than sounds
From the moaning clowns, on da scene
With their f**kin' microphones !

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There was a singer named Brian
his voice could roar like a lion
and all that it took
was just a side look
and TeeGee's Strat started cryin'
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There was a cloister of peace
no bugs, no mice, and no fleas
we sat at a table
in that fine old stable
and tasted some very good cheese
Edited by wjl on November 09 2018 22:17
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There was a mountain marmotte
and Tof the hippedy hop
they came - look and see
with OliV the Bee
and noises they made quite a lot
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There once was a guy with a fiddle
who played out of style just a little
Pioneering new ground
he loved to let his tracks sound
like he stepped on his cat in the middle...
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When you turn on your computer
the first thing to do
is go to that website white and dark blue
Wikiloops is the best place online you can be
So come and join the music one two three
music is the language all people understand so lets make music instead of war❤
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Wow the competition is hotting up :W some strong entries out there. You better get into the mental gym, step on that thesaurus machine, do some double session of heavy verb lifting (start with 2, and progress to 4 syllables), do some antonym cardiac workouts and drink 2 rhyming protein shakes because you got some fierce world class word smiths in the Wiki house spitting those rhymes without even blinking yo! ;)

May I remind our noble bards to pay attention to the rules, as this is not a simple poem competition. No! This is serious Limerick. There will be a lot of attention to the rhythm of the Limerick, on the syllables count and on the rhymes like explained in the first post of this thread. Check out the excellent explanation here: https://whvvugt.home.xs4all.nl/Archives_TCCMB/Limericks/Structure.html

Plus, it has to be humorous, we all love a good grinning.

And to give you some inspiration, here is a very sophisticated one from Sach Weinerstein which breaks all the rules of a good Limmerick. Or does it???

"This limerick goes in reverse
Unless I’m remiss
The neat thing is this:
If you start from the bottom-most verse
This limerick’s not any worse."

Got it? :D
Edited by TeeGee on November 10 2018 13:46
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A backwards elf from Limerick
Got hic-cups and said he had cups-hic
He transposed each ble-la-syl
And sang like Son-Nel-lie-Wil
But he looked more like Son-Nel-Ky-Ric
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Edited by bluvation on November 10 2018 17:58
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Wicked lyrical bravo!!
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There was a young man name of TeeGee
Who had dreams of becoming a BeeGee
On an isle in the South Seas
Where he plays like the Breeze
Now he's TeeGee the BeeGee in Fiji!

:D:D
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You asked for it you got it.


A cat once happened upon some weed
That made him simply stony indeed
The colors became a blur
His meows were a slur
So hungry he was and meowed “Mice will bleed!"
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A happy go lucky looper ...
He posted a track, that was super
I uploaded an add
That was really quite bad
And the poor guy went into a stupor
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I'll tell you the tale of a fellow
who performed as a master on cello
so he bowed and it screached
and before end was reached
one could watch as the audience turned yellow

@Ernie- you win! :D :D
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