Lingua Franca

Passin’ thru the lych-gate,
to see the lyke of you.
Head-ache; still hung-over.
Absent-minded too.

“I know”, is no excuse, you know.
Let’s go, now, Miss Abstruse! Let’s go!
To know is no excuse, you know.

Walked in zum Schwarze Ferkel,
to buy van Dyke a few.
Wir alle bei Bier-halle Frei:
the lingua franca brew.

“I know”…

There once was a change in weather,
and it’s happening yet again.
Desserts will be fertile.
And we need to have that land.

“I know”…