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Re: I thought you were an Arab

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, June 3, 2002, 3:40

> And of course the tetrameter version has a variable number of slacks.
Here's a scansion of part of the Paxton song. I thought1 you were an A2rab3 4 I saw the des1ert in your eyes2 3 4 I thought1 of ask2ing for a job3 in Abu Dha4bi When you sprung1 the big surprise2 3 4 You hand1ed me the mon2ey3 4 Like a real1 Arab does2 3 4 I thought1 you were an A2 rab3 4 And all the time1 you were the fuzz2 3 4 This sort of thing is extreme for a poem, but not for a song. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_