Pied Piper of Hamlin, The

Pied Piper of Hamlin, The

Broadcast: 11th December 1944
Added: Dec 28 2013

Authors Playhouse presents a special fun adaptation of English poet Robert Browning's The Pied Piper of Hamlin adapted by Guy DeVry.

Hamelin Town's in Brunswick, By famous Hanover city; The river Weser, deep and wide, Washes its wall on the southern side; A pleasanter spot you never spied; But, when begins my ditty, Almost five hundred years ago, To see the townsfolk suffer so From vermin, was a pity. 

Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats, And bit the babies in the cradles, And ate the cheeses out of the vats, And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladle's, Split open the kegs of salted sprats, Made nests inside men's Sunday hats, And even spoiled the women's chats By drowning their speaking With shrieking and squeaking In fifty different sharps and flats.