A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
My niece and nephew are from there—
Are justly proud—and really care.
And Dracula? That mania
Began in Transylvania,
Which occupies Romanian soil.
(Some garlic is supposed to spoil
The efforts of the Count to drink
All of your blood before you blink!)
It has some mighty mountains, yes—
Historic ruins. I confess
It is a place I’ve not yet gone—
Have never seen Romanian dawn.
Some recent history’s been dark—
But, still, if I could there embark,
I’d hop aboard a sweet old ship—
The Black Sea—oh, that’s quite a trip!
And there I’d roam the country wide
With Dracula there by my side!