Musical Chairs

I hope you’ll join me in writing a limerick with this first line:

A symphony cellist named Kate…

Here’s the limerick I wrote with that line. (It’s a two-verser, but a standard one-verse limerick is fine, of course.)

Musical Chairs
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A symphony cellist named Kate
Shares her stand with a man, once her mate.
Though they play well in sync,
She thinks him a fink
And longs for his move out of state.

But orchestra jobs are quite rare,
And he can’t find a gig on a dare.
Sadly, neither can she,
So together they’ll be
Making music. At least she’s first chair.

Please feel free to write your own limerick using the same first line and post it in my comments. And if you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll join my friends in that same activity in my Limerick-Offs.

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13 Responses to “Musical Chairs”

  1. A symphony cellist named Kate
    Made music both early and late,
    She rosined her bow
    ‘tween her legs down below
    Wishing the damn bow would vibrate.

  2. “But orchestra jobs are quite rare,”
    Said Kate who was shaped like a pear,
    “I better get rosin
    My bow for the bossin,
    Or my body I will just have to share.”

  3. A symphony cellist named Kate
    Wanted to play second trumpet, too late.
    A string on her hip,
    Or a fat lip,
    Which malady turned out to be fate?

  4. Mark Kane says:

    A symphony cellist named Kate
    Craved fame and she just would not wait.
    So she sought out a star
    Who could take her quite far,
    And made certain to make him her mate.

  5. madkane says:

    Fun ones! Please keep them coming here and on Facebook.

    And welcome first time participant, hubby Mark!

  6. Dr. Goose says:

    A symphony cellist named Kate
    Said: “Sex is not up for debate!
    The strings of my cello
    Do things that a fellow
    Could probably not recreate.”

  7. Steve T says:

    A symphony cellist named Kate
    Was 1st chair because she was great.
    She met a young man
    Who loved her left hand
    Now her fingering’s just 2nd rate.

  8. Jesse Levy says:

    Okay okay, stop whining. Here it is:

    A symphony cellist named Kate
    Was a youngster but man she was great
    She wanted a beau
    But wouldn’t you know
    That our young Kate was still jailbait.

  9. Mad Kane says:

    LOL! Thanks for the limericks, everyone. I’m looking forward to more.

  10. Nate Levin says:

    A symphony cellist named Kate
    Took a tour that went through every state.
    The audience in Boise
    Became rather noisy
    As they drank beer and downed whiskey straight.

  11. A symphony cellist named Kate
    Was kinda worried about her weight
    She tried slimming pills
    And ran up gym bills
    And threw up everything on her plate.

  12. C. Bosco says:

    Title: Performing “La Mer, three symphonic sketches”

    A symphony cellist named Kate
    just ran for the show: she was late!
    Yet not once again
    would she be such a pain,
    as to make her friends’ fish for food wait.