TWEEDLE DUM: The sun was shining on the sea Shining with all his might
TWEEDLE DEE: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright
TWEEDLE DUM: And this was odd because it was
BOTH: The middle of the night
The Walrus and the Carpenter Were walking close at hand The beach was wide From side to side But much too full of sand
CARPENTER: Mr. Walrus
TWEEDLE DEE: Said the Carpenter
CARPENTER: My brain begins to perk We'll sweep this clear in 'alf a year If you don't mind the work
WALRUS: Work?! The time has come
TWEEDLE DUM: The Walrus said
WALRUS: To talk of other things Of shoes and ships and sealing wax Of cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings Calloo-Callay No work today! We're cabbages and kings
Oh, uh, Oysters, come and walk with us The day is warm and bright A pleasant walk A pleasant talk Would be a sheer delight
CARPENTER: Yes, should we get hungry on the way We'll stop and, uh, have a bite
TWEEDLE DEE: But Mother Oyster winked her eye And shook her heavy head She knew too well This was no time to leave her Oyster bed
MOTHER OYSTER: The sea is nice, Take my advice And stay right here
TWEEDLE : Mum said
WALRUS: Yes, yes, of course, of course, but, uh, ha, ha The time has come, my little friends To talk of other things Of shoes and ships and sealing wax Cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings, ha ha Callo-Callay Come, run away With cabbages and kings!
Well, now, uh, let me see Ah, a loaf of bread is what we chiefly need!
CARPENTER: Listen, how 'bout some pepper and salt and vinegar, eh?
WALRUS: Well, yes, yes, splendid idea, ha ha! Very good, indeed Now, if you're ready, Oysters, dear We can begin the feed
WALRUS: Oh, yes, the time has come, my little friends To talk of food and things
CARPENTER: Of peppercorns and mustard seeds And other seasonings! We'll mix 'em all together In a sauce that's fit for kings Calloo-Callay We'll eat today Like cabbages and kings!
WALRUS: I, uh, weep for you. I (hic), oh excuse me I deeply sympathise For I've enjoyed your company, oh much more Than you realize
CARPENTER: Little Oysters? Little Oysters?
TWEEDLE DEE & DUM: But answer, there came none And this was scarcely odd because They'd been eaten Every one!