IF THE SHOOTING SUIT SHOULD SUIT
 
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My late husband bought a suit - a shooting suit
Of course don't think the suit has ever shot
The lining was 'shot silk' - that's what the tailor said
They may have shot the silk, they may have not
It didn't fit, no, not a bit, and so I sent it back
Returned it to the tailor years ago
I wrote and said, 'The suit's no good, please tell me what to do.'
They've just replied to say they do not know
Their letter says, 'Dear Madam, read below,

Chorus: 'If the shooting suit should suit
As a shooting suit should suit
Then the shooting suit is suitable to shoot in
Should the shooting suit not suit
As a shooting suit should suit
Then I should shoot in shooting suiting shooting.


It may be the latest style, the latest cut
The tailor says it is cut as now worn
But when I look at it, I somehow seem to think
The cloth was never cut, 'twas simply torn
To me it seems to be all seams, and the seams seem wrong
Except the seams that's on the left, that's right
It seems to me, the right seam has been left to right itself
It's like the letter I received tonight,
I'm sure, I fail too understand it quite

Chorus: 'If the shooting suit shouild suit
As a shooting suit should suit
Then the shooting suit is suitable to shoot in
Shouild the shooting suit not suit
As a shooting suit should suit
Then I should shoot in shooting suiting shooting.
 
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Written and composed by H. Carlton & T. Sullivan - 1909
Performed by Wilkie Bard (1874-1944)
 
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