You should have seen the bits of string !
The people stared like anything,
And dogs and cats and butcher boys
All made the most disgraceful noise.

Of course they tried the usual thing—
They fetched the police, who told the King,
Who sent his horses and his men
To patch ELVIRA up again.

You may have guessed—
I thought you would—
They weren't the slightest scrap of good

And at the dawning
of the day,
ELVIRA BINNS was swept away,
A heap of dusty,
tattered bits—

They're very tidy at the Ritz.


 
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