one shoe short for Betsy

one shoe short for Betsy

(2.5m)   by gritt brewer
 

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a piercing cry did befall my travels from the mountain

twas the cry of the Curlew, as he loitered near a fountain

there me and Betsy frolicked, as young frolickers tend to do

i dearly long to marry her, but I've only got one shoe

only own one shoe and its not even new, one shoe short for Betsy my one love so true

 

to get off on the wrong foot, would not be very wise

to marry with bare toes, i think could scandalise

how i prayed for leather, for to cobble me a shoe

i cried into my potatoes, what else could i do

fair Betsy would try cheer me up, and tickle my stout rump

saying you would'nt need nare a shoe, if you had but bloodied stumps

I'd say Betsy you're a darling, and I'm a lucky man

but plowing be awful hard, while walking on your hands

i only own one shoe and its not even new, one shoe short for Betsy my one love so true

 

thought of taking the kings shilling, for to secure a shoe

and we'd have celebrated footwear, with a slap up stew

but fair Betsy would not have me fight, on some distant shore

and begged me to shoplift at various shoe stores

scared was i of getting caught, by the local peeler

and getting deported for being a low down shoe stealer

only own one shoe and its not even new, one shoe short for Betsy my one love so true

 

twas then her eye was dazzled by a artful rogue

who had shoes a plenty, by the bucket load

she was smitten with his loafers, made from finest crocodile

did'nt take her eyes off them, as he did her wheelbarrow style

a bitter man i did become, cursed myself to sleep

my fair lass gone forever, now I'm eyeing sheep

my single shoe a gift to me from my mother dear departed

the lack of its companion has left me broken hearted

adieu to you my faithful shoe, my feet will now be nude

if it snows I'll improvise with road kill and super glue

only own one shoe and its not even new, one shoe short for Betsy my one love so true

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Author's Message

today we take shoes for granted. in days of old only the middle class could afford them. occasional shoe hire was the best the working class could aspire too. this song captures the very real dilemma of a man who feels getting married with no shoes is just not good enough

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2.5m Comedy Skits - one shoe short for Betsy