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The Night Johanna Went CrazyDown in the parlor, all the guests were drinking port,
And playing charades- what a jolly good sport!
When the hostess came in, and she scared them half to death.
She was flushed and she was armed and a little out of breath.
From a belt 'round her waist, two big daggers hung gleaming,
Which the gentles all stared at, not guessing their meaning.
Then she drew one sharp blade, with a twinkle in her eye,
Saying, "Good day to all- now you're all gonna die!"
The night Johanna went crazy,
The night Miss Barker went mad.
Gotta say that we all saw it coming-
Just take a look at her mummy and dad.
Now that nice house in Mayfair is a smoldering ruin.
She took one last look and then took a torch to it.
And she tied up the servants, first one then another,
And she did for the maid like her would-be stepmother!
Well, she gutted her songbirds, and she watched them both bleed out.
(So much for those tendencies the judge tried to weed out!)
Then she blew away poor Toby with an old-fashioned rifle,
First-YearsWe were the first.
The first nonstop readers;
The first lights beneath tented sheets,
In dark houses late at night.
The first ones wearing plastic glasses in Barnes and Noble.
The first kids who, for the first time,
Got to stay up until midnight.
(Sadly, there could only be us.)
We were the first ones to board the train,
With many a nervous glance back at our uncertain parents.
We were the first to learn
That you don't always get your heart's desire.
To be careful of jelly beans.
How to banish despair.
That love is the most powerful magic.
The Byzantine rules of the greatest sport known to man.
We, with our brand-new hardbacks every July
Were the first.
You are the continuation,
You little eyes-full-of-joy.
As proud parents we drive you to the station,
Warn you about Peeves
Bid you give favorite friends our love.
Beg you not to get in trouble
(Though we know you will. Everyone does.
We certainly did.)
And wave as that scarlet steam engine whisks you off
To a world we first e
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