Shakespeare the Man from Stratford
(to the tune of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
Shakespeare, the man from Stratford,
Wanted very much to write a play.
So he packed himself off to London,
Where theatre occupied his days.
All of the other playwrights,
used to laugh and call him names (like Upstart!)
They never let poor Shakespeare
Participate in all their fame.
Then one foggy London eve
Ben Jonson came to say,
“Marlowe lost his last knife fight.
Can you pen a play tonight?”
Then all the playwrights loved him,
(Excepting maybe Robert Greene!).
“Shakespeare, the man from Stratford,
You should play before the Queen!”