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Prompted By Chain Letters

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When I wa-as young

With apologies to Ms Franklin

Got a letter to me-e

And if I sent it o-on

What great rewards there would be


My name went on the list end

Gave things to name at the t-op

Bad luck for you now if you don’t send

And you should make the chain st-op



They told me it would be so fine

But then I never got a single li-ine

So won’t you listen close while I explain-i-in

You just go right ahead and break that chain


‘Cause it is just a

Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)

A chain of fools

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  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Happy to break the chain, but I need to get up and dance. Coming from Detroit, I ALWAYS dance to Aretha!

    (My kids LOVE Calvin and Hobbs. My London son has a few of the books in a pile, ready to take back with him, when he has enough room in his luggage.)

  2. John Shutkin says:

    No apologies needed for this clever ditty, Khati. It expresses our collective disdain for chain letters perfectly. And , like Suzy, you’ve picked the perfect song to cite.

  3. Suzy says:

    Wow, Khati, I was channeling Aretha too, but you did it in rhythm – very impressive!

  4. Marian says:

    Very cool rhymes, Khati, and I now have a “Chain, chain chain” earworm with a slightly different meaning.

  5. Now you tell me!
    But thanx Khati for the cool lyrics!

  6. Laurie Levy says:

    Very clever, Khati. After a few fails as a kid, I concluded these were chains of fools. I’m a notorious chain breaker,. so never send me one!

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