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APED: "villanelle for william j. fetterman"

March 5th, 2009 (10:20 pm)

Give me eighty men and I'll ride through!
These savages must learn: enough's enough.
...Golly, that's an awful lot of Sioux.

They only want us to believe they're tough.
We're white men, lads! So let us call their bluff.
Give me eighty men and I'll ride through!

We'll show them what they get when they play rough.
It won't take long. Our garments won't get scuffed.
...Golly, that's an awful lot of Sioux.

They think they're men. They're peacocks, chests all puffed.
No meat to them, boys, just a bit of fluff.
Give me eighty men and I'll ride through!

Crazy Horse? He'll fall with one good cuff.
They're wily, but we'll win. How's that for chuffed?
...Golly, that's an awful lot of Sioux.

A hothead, am I? Cruel and harsh, and gruff?
Who better, then, to call the cowards' bluff?
Give me eighty men and I'll ride through!
...Golly, that's an awful lot of Sioux.

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 6th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Give me eighty widgets

Grimly hilarious. And "through", "fluff", "enough" and "Sioux" just cracks me up.

Posted by: doctor_alice (doctor_alice)
Posted at: March 6th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Re: Give me eighty widgets

...oops, that was me.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 8th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)

Thanks! Fetterman's death *would* be just plain funny, if he hadn't taken all those other guys with him. A real Darwin Award candidate.

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: March 6th, 2009 08:07 am (UTC)

I love it. I sort of want a T-shirt now with "...Golly, that's an awful lot of Sioux" on it.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 8th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)

Bowdlerized version of Custer's famous last words: "Holy buffalo shit, that's a lot of fucking Indians."

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