A change of Air

Now, a man in Oodnadatta
He grew fat, and he grew fatter,
  Though he hardly had a thing to eat for dinner;
While a man in Booboorowie
Often sat and wondered how he
  Could prevent himself from growing any thinner.

So the man from Oodnadatta
  He came down to Booboorowie,
Where he rapidly grew flatter;
  And the folk will tell you how he
Urged the man from Booboorowie
  To go up to Oodnadatta -
Where he lived awhile, and now he
  Is considerably fatter.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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