SOLOMON AND
THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

by
Roger Brocksom

  Now Solomon were t' king, tha knows,
Of Egypt long ago ;
Wi' lots o' prosp'rous colonies
And piles and piles o' dough.

'Is bank account were very big,
'E'd tons o' jewels too,
And diamond studs, and golden plates
To hold 'is Irish stew.

But Solomon were noted for
A different thing from this ;
Two hundred wives 'e 'ad. 'Ow's that
For real connubial bliss?

Now don't think ill o' Solomon,
'Is morals weren't so lax;
'E 'ad to have two hundred wives
To get off Income Tax.

'Is court were famed both far and near
For splendour, pomp, and show;
And lots more girls wanted to be
'Is wife... but Sol said " No."

Now t' Queen o' Sheba, she were t' lass
Who lived near Solly's place;
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