There was an old man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
But his daughter Nan
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
The pair of them went to Manhasset,
The man and his Nan with the asset.
Pa followed them there
But they left in a tear
And as for the asset, Manhasset.
He followed them next to Pawtucket,
Nan and her man and the bucket.
Pa said to the man,
"You can keep my sweet Nan",
But as for the bucket, Pawtucket.
(This works best if you pronounce "Pa" as "paw", assuming you make any difference between the two -- in New England, there definitely is. If your "aw" sounds like "ah", you can hear the "aw" sound the rest of us use by saying "Awwwwwwwwww!")
Here's the trio's route:
note the doubling back
to avoid pursuit.
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