Shel Silverstein sung stuff like “Sahra Cynthia Sylvia Stout”
I have a recording of a taped live preformance, in which he tells a story. I can’t find the correct tape, and don’t know the title. Can you tell me the title and where to find it?
I’m looking for the Shel Silverstein story about the following.
“Don’t get Miss Ulaylee L. Singultary next year, she’s a witch!”
…glasses on her nose, like a myopic preying mantis.
……earlier in the day, having hid same chalk thus forcing her to open the drawer, in which rested the awaiting serpent.
“Now class, the principle has asked me to remind you.”
“Has asked me….”
“Once again, one of you rapscallions has purloined my chalk…”
She opened the drawer paused, adjusted her glasses and said “Now class, the principle has asked me to once again remind you, that people residing in the semi tropic zone need to know the difference between the harmless King snake and the deadly Coral snake.”
“We all know that the Scarlet King snake is our friend, unlike it’s venomous cousin the Coral snake.”
“Red on black, friend of Jack”
“Black on yellow, kill a fellow.”
With that she reached into her desk and wrested the wriggling serpent into the air.
Staring right at Bender Snodgrass she said “Yellow on head, your dead.”
After that no one dared say anything bad about Miss Ulaylee L. Singultary, or Bender Snodgrass would stomp the “beep” out of them.