Spike Milligan

Here you will find the Poem Bongaloo of poet Spike Milligan


'What is a Bongaloo, Daddy?'
'A Bongaloo, Son,' said I, 
'Is a tall bag of cheese
Plus a Chinaman's knees
And the leg of a nanny goat's eye.'

'How strange is a Bongaloo, Daddy?' 
'As strange as strange,' I replied.
'When the sun's in the West 
It appears in a vest 
Sailing out with the noonday tide.'

'What shape is a Bongaloo, Daddy?' 
'The shape, my Son, I'll explain:
It's tall round the nose 
Which continually grows 
In the general direction of Spain.'

'Are you sure there's a Bongaloo, Daddy?'
'Am I sure, my Son?' said I.
'Why, I've seen it, not quite 
On a dark sunny night

Do you think that I'd tell you a lie?