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Nantucket Limerick

There once was a man from Nantucket,

Who kept all of his cash in a bucket,

But his daughter, named Nan,

Ran away with a man,

And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

-Princeton Tiger

But he followed the pair to Pawtucket
The man and the girl with the bucket;

And he said to the man,

He was welcome to Nan,

But as for the bucket, Pawtucket.

-Chicago Tribune

Then the pair followed Pa to Manhasset,

Where he still held the cash as an asset,

But Nant and the man

Stole the money and ran,

And as for the bucket, Manhasset.


Of this story we hear from Nantucket,

About the mysterious loss of a bucket,

We are sorry for Nan,

As well as the man-

The cash and the bucket, Pawtucket.

-Pawtucket Times

There now is a man from Nantucket,

Who used to have cash in a bucket;

Today, sad but true,

He hasn't a sou,

Since the man who ran off with Nantucket.

-Linda Young, Osterville, MA

Nan decided to chuck it-

The adventure, the man, and Paw's bucket.

She opened a store

Three miles from a moor

And, delighted, grew rich in Nantucket.

-F. S. Trott, Wayne, New Jersey

Nan followed her Pa down to Wheeling,

The bucket of bills to be stealing.

But her Pa wasn't scared,

And became well-prepared,

He knew she'd be Wheeling and dealing.

-Margaret Dale, Longmeadow, MA

The scam about Nan running off with a man

Leaving Pa without cash or his bucket,

Tis unfair and untrue,

If you all only knew,

Nan, Pa, and bucket are all at Consue.

-C.E.T., Nantucket

Nan's tryst with the man soon turned rancid.

She could fend for herself while in transit,

So Nan on the lam

Told the man he could scram,

And they split when they reached Narraganset.

Nan returned to her home in Siasconset,

With the bucket for whoever wants it.

Bedecked in bright lace

She, not one to efface,

Said: "I gots it and I'm gonna flaunts it."

-P.J. Duffy, Manchester, NH

The bucket wound up in Kentucky,

Where Nan bought a horse named Nantucky.

When the Derby took place,

Nan's horse won the race

So she dumped Man and called herself lucky.

-Suzanne Hardin, Troy, OH

The Man first hid the cash when he tuck it,

But when grabbing it from where he stuck it,

Along came a cop.

He had no time to drop

It, to hide it, or simply to shuck it.

-Judith Huggins Balfe, Montclair, NJ

A modern-day Nan would have snuck it,

(The bucket, that is) from Nantucket.

Her Paw wouldn't guess

She had had UPS,

(For safety, she wanted to truck it).

She had it sent up to Alaska,

It's farther, she thought, than Nebraska.

Did she and her man

Fool her Paw with this plan?

Well, the next time I see her, Alaska!

-Margaret D. Dale, Longmeadow, MA

Nan's lover, named Kit, was from Madaket

And there he returned to be close to it

not the lost love of Nan

but Pa's gold, was his plan

But, now Nan and her Dad are both Madaket

-Tom Dobbins, Madison, CT

There once was a man from Nantucket,

Whose finger he pinched in a bucket.

As he roared and complained,

His distraught wife exclaimed

"Don't go on so, my dear, just go suck it!"

-Miriam A. Kilmer

Now, where in the Hell is that bucket?

Has it surfaced again in Nantucket?

I just can't keep track.

Did someone bring it back?

Is there cash left; perhaps just a Ducat?

-Matthew Kilmer, Ormond Beach, FL

While the bucket was stashed in Alaska,

It was found by a man named Prohaska.

He said with a grin,

I know it's a sin,

But I'll hide it in Lincoln, Nebraska.

When he tucked the bucket in Lincoln,

Prohaska started to thinkin,

Perhaps I'll call Nan

And be her new man

And up with her I'll be linkin'.

Now Paw was back in Nantucket,

Wondering where in the heck was his bucket.

He tried to call Nan,

But instead got a man,

Twas Prohaska from Nebraska in 'Sconset.

-Matthew Kilmer, Ormond Beach, FL

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