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My name is Shakespeare, William
I owned a feather quill, I am
The writer most familiar to you

My way with words amazes me
Came up with so many phrases me
That still the number dazes me too

Oh, "You've got the be cruel to be kind"
"If truth were known", "Love is blind"
Yet each of these quotes you will find
It's what I do

"Seen better days" (That's one of his)
Ah, "Salad days" (He is the biz)
"All the world's a stage"
They call me Billy Whizz

May seem kind of scary
I'm a walking dictionary
Sturdy with the wordy Shakespeare

"Quality of mercy is not strained"
"Such stuff as dreams are made"
"Off with his head"
My phrases you'll note

"This is the short and long of it"
"Brevity is the soul of wit"
"As good luck would have have it"
You can quote

Oh you suffered "Green-eyed jealousy"
Please do not "Stand on ceremony"
I wrote "The Queen's English"
Queen's English I wrote

"It's Greek to me" (That's a Shakespeare line)
"Meal and drink to me" (He was the first to combine)
"Infinite variety"
Yeah, that was one of mine

Don't call me flakey
I'm William Shakey
Not lazy with the phrasey
Shakespeare

I was the greatest, I was ace
To find a better writer, that's "A wild goose chase"
I was truly brilliant which is why I sing
"You can't have too much of a good thing"

"If music be the food of love, play on"

"Et tu, Brute" (Did you ever know?)
"Forever and a day" (From a Shakespeare show)
"Good riddance", "Fair play"
"Pure as the driven snow"

"High time", "Lie low"
"Wherefore art thou Romeo"
The nation's favourite bard
Shakespeare

Dooby, dooby, dooby
"To be or not to be"
Schooby, dooby, dooby
Shakespeare



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    UnregisteredAug 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    It's just basicly saying that most of thhe thhings we say today come from will shakespear. Tha's it really. And he was a bit of a bragger...
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 8, 2012 at 11:01 am
    That william shakespeare is the best writer in the world in the victorian era. My mom was singing along to the lyrics and she's like 39. If music be the words of love, then, play on... And that most sayings of today are from shakespeare.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    That he is a great writer and came up with loads of prases and stories and theres no better writer then him
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 8, 2012 at 12:22 am
    Give it to me in excess, so that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken and so die!

    (which strategy does not appear to be working for me... I'm up to at least two episodes a day, usually more, and still no sign of the appetite sickening! )

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