Orginal poem by Edward Gorey

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs.

B is for Basil assaulted by bears.

C is for Clair who wasted away.

D is for Desmond thrown out of the sleigh.

E is for Ernest who choked on a peach.

F is for Fanny, sucked dry by a leech.

G is for George, smothered under a rug.

H is for Hector, done in by a thug.

I is for Ida who drowned in the lake.

J is for James who took lye, by mistake.

K is for Kate who was struck with an axe.

L is for Leo who swallowed some tacks.

M is for Maud who was swept out to sea.

N is for Nevil who died of ennui.

O is for Olive, run through with an awl.

P is for Prue, trampled flat in a brawl.

Q is for Quinton who sank in a mire.

R is for Rhoda, consumed by a fire.

S is for Susan who perished of fits.

T is for Titas who blew into bits.

U is for Una who slipped down a drain.

V is for Victor, squashed under a train.

W is for Winie, embedded in ice.

X is for Xerxes, devoured by mice.

Y is for Yoric whose head was bashed in.

Z is for Zilla who drank too much gin.