Little PippaAs you can tell, the poem is thoroughly British. The poet, Spike Milligan, was a staple on British television for many years, and is said to have provided inspiration for Monty Python. His humor was broad and a little raunchy; the following is the only clip I could find that had nothing to offend!
by Spike Milligan
Pip Pip Pippity Pip
Slid on the lino
Tore her knickers
Started to cry
Poor little Pippa
from A Cup of Starshine: Poems and Pictures for Young Children, selected by Jill Bennett [J 811 CUP].
In 1998, Milligan's poem, "On the Ning Nang Nong," was voted as the UK's number one comic poem. You can read it here.
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