The evening started quietly at Schnitzels:
two locals at a table set for eight;
is wasn’t long before the rest assembled:
the quartet, Play It Again!, two more were late.
Potato salad, goulash soup are legend,
and conversation spiced with Dunkel draft,
and anecdotes of contests are the engine
that make all barbershoppers sing and laugh.
And when we rose, replete, to meet the chorus
and sell June’s concert at the NAC;
some ladies stopped us, said, “You can’t ignore us:
please sing us something fun, before you leave.”
So Play It Again! obliged and sang so sweetly
the ladies sighed and melted quite completely.