Kevin F. Montague | Jaberwocky (Version 1)

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Jaberwocky (Version 1)

by Kevin F. Montague

Eight Track multi-mix reading (Version 1) of the famed Lewis Carrol poem; The Jaberwocky. All vocal. This poem is in the public domain.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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One of my favorite poems was Lewis Caroll's "The Jaberwocky". Carroll's original name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who was a mathematician, logician and angelic deacon who loved to write. He was a wizard with words and playing with them which made him a fascinating writer which eventually lead to the writing of Alice and Wonderland.

My mother use to read this poem, "The Jaberwocky", to me and my brother when we were children. I always loved her delivery when she read it to us. I did my best to mix her delivery and mix my own thoughts to how this poem should be delivered in this multi-mix recording, as I read the old poem which is in the public domain these days. For those of you who love poetry and who loved the work of Lewis Caroll, I hope you will show your approval by making purchases of this work off my artist page to help support me.

This original version 1 reading was done about 30 years ago, in 1981. I redid a new mix I've labeled as version 2 which I did a few years ago however, It has superior recording, but does not have the charm of this version. Both are good, but different in their own right. Both are different in their delivery. You decide which one you like the best or better still, just purchase both and enjoy as you see fit when in the mood for one or the other!

JABERWOCKY
Reading Version 1 (1981)
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'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jaberwock, my son
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal swoard in hand;
Long time the manxome foe he sought---
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jaberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jaberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

© Kevin F. Montague 2009 - All Rights Reserved
Poem © Lewis Caroll in the public domain - All Rights Open

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