The king called for the jester,
but the jester was no fool,
he knew there might be trouble,
for the summons was quite cool.
“Long have you been with me,
we have walked a happy mile,
but you no longer make me laugh,
you no longer make me smile.”
The jester said unto the king,
“Yes, we have walked a happy mile,
I know that you no longer laugh,
I know you do not smile.