The Rest of The Rumor

This page documents what I have been able to learn about the poem I use to end my self-introduction.

Some of the links are dead, so it is a good thing for me that I copied the poems when I found them.

I had learned it in the 1960s from my father, who said he had learned it from a book in the 1940s. But I forgot too much of it by the 1980s, and so re-learned it from my oldest brother's recollection. Then I researched and started finding other versions. I selected and massaged what I wanted for the version I use.

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This page is maintained by Jesse Chisholm (webmaster@ctc.volant.org).