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A Scallywag | 05-Oct-09

"on finding he'd no kin or kith
To leave him lots of lovely lolly,
Thought furiously - then formed this jolly wheeze;
The fool-proof way to be a carefree legatee"

By George Joseph Smith

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I think the verse probably goes:
A scallywag, George Joseph Smith
On finding he'd no kin or kith
To leave him lots of lovely lolly
Thought furiously and formed this jolly
Wheeze, the fool-proof way to be
A carefree, lifelong legatee.
It's about George Joseph Smith (the Brides in the Bath murderer) rather than by him, and the word "lolly" suggests it's fairly recent rather than contemporary with the murders. And there have been other enquiries about it on the web, but no one has so far come up with an answer.
Tina Rath

I've been looking for the full text of this poem for some time now. I first saw it in a library book borrowed from Camberley Library [Surrey] but the book is no longer on their shelves. Wish I knew the book title, author and publisher!! Help please someone.
Arthur Martin

Hello All
I really would like to locate the poem about George Joseph Smith that starts
A scallywag, George Joseph Smith
On finding he'd no kin or kith
I read it in a book from my local public library some years ago and now cannot locate it. The library sold the book on, so someone must have it on a shelf somewhere!
Arthur Martin


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