seeking beat parody of "The Raven" : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I've been searching for a recording and or an online text of a parody of "The Raven" that was done in the 1950's or 1960's. The unique quality of this parody is that it is in the style of beat poetry (a beatnik reciting in a coffee house.) This is quite funny, was very popular at the time and continues to be for those who know of it. Could you offer any help in my search? Thank you.


-- Anonymous, April 03, 2003


Found it at:

Here's a copy of the routine and all pertinent info.

You have to be talking about the inimitable, great Lord Buckley.

You can find mp3's of Lord Buckley readings on any good file-sharing software, and you can read the text of "The Raven", complete with hipster translations, here:

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2003

Once upon a midnight dreary, as I was drinking, I grew weary I had drunk a pint of whiskey, wishing there was more When suddenly there came a tapping, as of some familiar rapping Just outside my chamber door. 'Tis some chipping who is wishing to my room to gain admission I will rise and let her enter, even though she be a -----

I learned this in the late 30s. Is it the one you were seeking? Quite risque.

-- Anonymous, November 10, 2004

welsome, serior citizen Mr. Mcpheeters

سنی اسلام

-- Anonymous, November 10, 2004

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