Author's note: 3 beats to a line, (naturally).

I'm Larry, the stooge of Christmas past,
My hair is kinkier than Curly's,

Of course, Curly 's bald, and I am not,
Joe is slaphappy -- he's quite squirrelly,

Shemp is the stooge of Christmas present,
He's but the forerunner of Joe,

Moe is the stooge of Christmas future --
When all of us have gone where we go,

Counting Shemp, Moe, Joe and Curly,
Plus me, Larry, that makes five,

If we three had kept on multiplying,
There might be one or more of us alive.

by D. Edgar Murray