A song for finding your coffee

I composed a song today. Chance are you know the tune; try singing along with me:

Oh where, o where did my coffee cup go?
O where, O where can it be?
My brain is fogged and my wits are slow —
I need more caffeine in me!

And of course, as soon as I’d sung this little ditty, I found my coffee cup.  In the last place I looked, no less.

I think we grossly underestimate the importance of folk magic — ditties, rhyming quatrains, songs, and so on — in the work of re-enchanting the world.

One comment

  1. I was asked to compose a different lyric, for finding a wallet. So, to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, here’s this one:

    Bring my wallet back,
    gently back to me,
    all of my ID and cash intact,
    quick and happily.

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