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There’s a frog who lives in London,
her name is Albertina.
When I go to visit her,
she plays her concertina.

Her plaintive music shreds the air
like a chainsaw through a log.
I’ve already told you
— Albertina is a frog.

What were you expecting?
the London Philharmonic?
(please re-read line 1, above)
Her talent is embryonic.


 

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