An Exceptional Case (of Champagne)

December thirteenth nineteen thirty one

And Winston Churchill, visiting New York,

Is walking on a busy Uptown street

And starts to cross, but looking right, not left

Is knocked down by a car and badly hurt

And so he is detained in hospital

But alcohol’s not legal at this time

And Winston doesn’t like to go without

So what is he to do?  He cannot flout

The law of this, a friendly sovereign state

Yet there he lies with glass in hand it seems

That Churchill’s wily doctor intervened

To rectify the problem and prescribed

As much champagne as Churchill could imbibe




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