Double Bucky

(C) 1978 by Guy L. Steele, Jr.

(Sung to the tune of "Rubber Duckie")

Double bucky, you're the one!
You make my keyboard lots of fun
  Double bucky, an additional bit or two:
Control and Meta side by side,
Augmented ASCII, nine bits wide!
  Double bucky, a half a thousand glyphs,
	   plus a few!
    I sure wish that I
    Had a couple of
	bits more!
    Perhaps a
    Set of pedals to
    Make the number of
	Bits four:
    Double double bucky!
Double bucky, left and right
OR'd together, outta sight!
    Double bucky, I'd like a whole word of
    Double bucky, I'm happy I heard of
    Double bucky, I'd like a whole
	word of you!

(For those of you who are interested, the term "bucky bits" comes from Niklaus Wirth, known as "bucky" to friends, who suggested that an extra bit be added to terminal codes on 36 bit machines for use by screen editors.)