To King's rook three the Bishop went
one sunny day in May-
and on the run, armed with a gun
the Queen stopped by to say;
The empire sir, I fear we've lost,
our troops arrived too late-
At Queen's Knight six, we took our licks,
if I may firmly state.
Dear man, said she, with honesty and
more than solomn face,
I have a plan to save us both
and never leave a trace.
And what , my Queen, the Bishop said,
is in your gracious mind;
what kind of plan, to call your hand,
can free us from this bind?
I'll leave tonight to Castle's square
and there secure a boat;
You stay around and if your found
just hand them this small note-
In my own hand as plainly seen,
I offer them a bribe,
the booty waits, the letter states,
in the office of my scribe;
and as for you, most noble sir
I ask they set you free,
we'll meet at four on yonder shore
then both of us will flee-
I like your scheme, your on the beam
the Bishop slowly said,
but if I fail, I'll sure be flailed-
the King will have my head.........................
The king, my liege, has run away
as if he saw a ghost!
He drained the bank then stole a tank
and headed for the coast.
tom hudgens and David Rhodes