King David and King Solomon
Led merry merry lives,
With many, many lady friends,
And many many wives;
But when old age crept over them —
With many, many qualms! —
King Solomon wrote the Proverbs
And King David wrote the Psalms.

James Ball Naylor (1860-1945) American physician, writer, poet, politician
“King David and King Solomon” (1935)
Added on 5-Jan-17 | Last updated 5-Jan-17
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2 Responses to “King David and King Solomon” (1935)

  1. Hugh Hyatt says:

    This may have been derived from a poem in one of Joseph Haydn’s notebooks; see discussion at

  2. Dave says:

    @Hugh – Or possibly vice-versa. Very interesting discussion there.

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