The Genie Got Mugged In The Bottle
The Genie got mugged in the bottle
We heard this morning from Mr. Cottle.
Mr. Cottle is our milkman
He knows more than our newsman.
He shook his head and said
Poor Genie, they left him for dead!
We gather ‘round and asked, Who?
Mr. Cottle shrugged and said, Ask my shoe.
The point is not who done it
But why they done it.
It is a sign of modern awful times
Why, people even attack glass window chimes!
It’s that sort that went for poor Genie
Who else would bother with that weenie?
Why, if you asked him for one wish
You got pelted with spiny fish.
The last time I asked him for three
I got to wash three dozen dirty dishes for free.
It's no wonder he couldna muster up no self-defense
You need powerful stuff to deal with the nonsense.
They say he tried to conjure up a ferocious dog
And what hopped away was a large green frog.
In this Age, magic don’t work.
Or else, we said, Genie is too much of a dork.
We mustn’t say it e’en if it’s true, said Mr. Cottle
Afterall, the dork did get mugged in the bottle.