Monday, 21 January 2013

Bazonka by Spike MIlligan


Say Bazonka every day
That's what my grandma used to say
It keeps at bay the Asian Flu'
And both your elbows free from glue.
So say Bazonka every day
(That's what my grandma used to say)

Don't say it if your socks are dry!
Or when the sun is in your eye!
Never say it in the dark
(The word you see emits a spark)
Only say it in the day
(That's what my grandma used to say)

Young Tiny Tim took her advice
He said it once, he said it twice
he said it till the day he died
And even after that he tried
To say Bazonka! every day
Just like my grandma used to say.

Now folks around declare it's true
That every night at half past two
If you'll stand upon your head
And shout Bazonka! from your bed
You'll hear the word as clear as day
Just like my grandma used to say!


  1. Nice one Ron! I need to say this to keep the flu' at bay - too late though as I've been full of coughs and wheezes for the past few days!

  2. This is great! I love the collage and the poem. Such fun.

  3. Ha ha...never heard this before. I need to get into your national treasure.

  4. BAZONKA! The poem and the facial expression in the collage are very ambrosial.

  5. Thanks all.
    Spike's Silly Verse for Kids is hilarious, worth tracking down CC.
    Hope you shake off the Dreaded Lurgi quickly Michael.

  6. Bazonka indeed! Spike Milligan appears to be just as silly & endearing as my beloved Spike Jones, and I agree with Sabine: the face is perfect for the poem.

  7. Your zany little collage would make a perfect cover for a bazonka book of Spike Milligan verse, Mono. I'd buy that!