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Post by aradlaw » January 7th, 2017, 8:10 pm

The Dead Joke and The Funny Man by James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916).

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James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. As a poet, Riley achieved an uncommon level of fame during his own lifetime. He was honored with annual Riley Day celebrations around the United States and was regularly called on to perform readings at national civic events. ( Wikipedia)
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The Dead Joke and The Funny Man by James Whitcomb Riley, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
Long years ago, a funny man,
Flushed with a strange delight,
Sat down and wrote a funny thing
All in the solemn night;
And as he wrote he clapped his hands
And laughed with all his might.
For it was such a funny thing,
O, such a very funny thing,
This wonderfully funny thing,
He
Laughed
Outright.

And so it was this funny man
Printed this funny thing—
Forgot it, too, nor ever thought
It worth remembering,
Till but a day or two ago.
(Ah! what may changes bring!)
He found this selfsame funny thing
In an exchange—"O, funny thing!"
He cried, "You dear old funny thing!"
And
Sobbed
Outright.


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Post by mdatcher » January 8th, 2017, 3:54 pm

Looks like I'm getting an early start this week.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/deadjoke_riley_msd_128kb.mp3
1:09

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Post by aradlaw » January 9th, 2017, 6:15 am

Thank you Matthew and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by iBeScotty » January 9th, 2017, 4:30 pm

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Post by aradlaw » January 9th, 2017, 8:50 pm

Thank you Scotty. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » January 10th, 2017, 1:14 pm

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by Darvinia » January 13th, 2017, 12:38 pm

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Post by WiltedScribe » January 13th, 2017, 1:25 pm

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Post by aradlaw » January 13th, 2017, 1:51 pm

Thank you Darvinia and Tomas. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » January 13th, 2017, 8:43 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/deadjoke_riley_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:23

Take care,

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Post by aradlaw » January 13th, 2017, 9:41 pm

Here's my reading, couls someone please have a listen. :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/deadjoke_riley_dl_128kb.mp3
1:14
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Post by tovarisch » January 13th, 2017, 10:12 pm

David, the only PL note is that the beginning silence is about 1.5 seconds.

Here is my version:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/deadjoke_riley_vb_128kb.mp3 1:10
Thanks.
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  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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