If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows ~
There is a persistent rumor suggesting that as the British army surrendered after the Battle of Yorktown, they played a song called "The World Turned Upside-Down". According to Dennis Montgomery, no one knows for sure. Perhaps not, but I love the lyrics that might have been played by the defeated redcoats.
If buttercups buzz'd after the bee
If boats were on land, churches on sea
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse
If the mamas sold their babies
To the Gypsies for half a crown
If summer were spring
And the other way 'round
Then all the world would be upside down!
I share the dizzying disbelief the British soldiers apparently had after being beaten by a disorganized, upstart rebellion. Earlier this month my good friend, Bernard von NotHaus, was convicted of counterfeiting, and accused of "a unique form of domestic terrorism". It is now my firmly held belief that our government officials are certifiably crazy, and that our world has been turned upside-down. Allow me to explain.