The winning limerick


This year’s quiz was a riotous and noisy evening that ended with each team having to perform a limerick of their own, written on a randomly chosen theme and sung to a randomly selected tune.  The winning team were lumbered with having to sing a limerick about Albert Ketèlbey to the tune of Ding Dong Merrily on High.  And that doesn’t sound surreal at all.  Here it is:

There once was a man called Ketèlbey
Who went for a walk of a Fell. Be-
-fore he set out
He was crippled with doubt
About something but he wouldn’t tell me.

Our friend, a nice double bassist
Was very soon on the case, est-
-ablished his doubt
Was because he’d found out
That his music was casually racist.