Pen Us A Play You're The Stratford Man

Stratford Man

by Willie “Shakespeare” Joel, Shakespeare Geek, and Bardfilm

It’s a pretty good crowd at the Globe today
The groundlings aren’t throwing their food.
It’s William Shakespeare that they’ve all come to hear
When they want to see tamings of shrews. 
Chorus: 
Pen us a play you’re the Stratford man
We’ll hear a show tonight.
A comedy or maybe a tragedy,
When you write them they come out right.
Now Marlowe’s a well known playwright
Who also might be a spy.
It’s been rumored that he’s writing your histories
But the thing is, he’s already died.
And Oxford’s a second-rate nobleman 
Who really likes sheep—so I hear. 
But one glance says he can’t write poetry, 
So forget about Edward de Vere.
Oh, la la la, di da da 
La la, di da da da dum 
Pen us a play you’re the Stratford man
We’ll hear a show tonight.
A comedy or maybe a tragedy,
When you write them they come out right.
Well, Burbage is theatre manager—
He also snags all the good parts—
And he’s half full of sack lying there on his back
Bitter cold, and quite sick at heart. 
He says, “Will, can you do that soliloquy?
I’m not really sure if it’s there,
But it starts with ‘to be’ and says ‘to die; to sleep’
And it asks who would these fardels bear.” 
La la la, di da da 
La la, di da da da dum 
Pen us a play you’re the Stratford man
We’ll hear a show tonight.
A comedy or maybe a tragedy,
When you write them they come out right.

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