IN MY LITTLE BOTTOM
DRAWER

Will E. Haines & Jimmy Harper
(1928)

Performed by
Gracie Fields

  For years and years I've been a lonely spinster on the shelf,
I'm right fed up with spending all me wages on meself.
I'm all prepared for married life - its secrets I've been taught
And here's some little odds and ends I've been and gorn and bought.

One bridal gown - one eiderdown,
I've been saving 'em up since eighteen ninety-four,
Got me ribbons and me bows and me these and thems and those
All packed up in my little bottom drawer.

One baby's cot - one flower pot
Where I've planted a rambling rose bush for the door;
Got a motto for the wall - it says `Heaven 'elp us all' -
All packed up in my little bottom drawer.

Got a pianer under the staircase
And I'm teaching meself to play the `Maiden's Prayer'.
One toilet set - one basinette,
Now I'm waiting for love to open up the door.
Got me Aristotle's works and a case of eggs from Pearks.
All packed up in my little bottom drawer.
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