Annabelle is charming, so,
And Albert’s very gracious.
All my friends are nice to know
Except Sam, he’s not very good company at all.
Kay got straight A’s from the start,
And Bill’s quite intellectual.
All my friends are very smart
Except Sam, he’s so stupid he can’t even add two
Alice plays a silver flute,
And Wilfred blows the oboe.
All my friends on woodwinds toot
Except Sam, he’s a trumpeter and a lousy one
Gregory thinks ham’s a treat,
And Sally likes roast beef.
All my friends like good, fresh meat
Except Sam, he won’t eat anything but peanuts.
Joan and Pat are lovely creatures,
And George is quite good-looking.
All my friends have handsome features
Except Sam, he has big ears and a long nose.
These are the important things,
But I must add one more:
All my friends are human beings
Except Sam, he’s an elephant.
©2008 Richard C. Leonard (written 1955)