Friday, August 10, 2012

Where Did You Get That Hat?



'Where did you get that hat?' I asked
As he strummed on his guitar.
'I've been hunting for one like that,
Hunting near and far.
I need two top-hats for a play
And they're rather hard to find.
The play is rather upper-crust
So I can't use another kind.'
He told me he bought his hat in Perth,
A long long way from here;
He also said the genuine ones
Are really rather dear.
I turned to go and then he said
'Please wait! I'll play you a tune!'
So I was serenaded
On a windy afternoon.
 I listened to him singing
And playing on his guitar
And I thought how people are saying
How difficult young folk are.
Just a little chance meeting,
Just a very pleasant boy,
And a little piece of my world 
That brought a little piece of joy.

Here are the words of the original Victorian song.

Where did you get that hat
Where did you get that tile
Isn't it a nobby one
And just the proper style
I should like to have one
Just the same as that
Wherever I go they'd shout "Hello"
Where did you get that hat



I think I've actually sold it...the old barn on the hill!
See! My description did it! I'm closing in for the kill.
'Air-conditioned' I told her; 'Lovely country views';
'Extra land' I mentioned 'For the purchaser to use.'
'Historic' (that's a good word) 'For the connoisseur'
(Even on the telephone I could hear her purr!).
'Quite outstanding area! Smell that sweet fresh air!'
Then I thought I'd better add 'Needs a little care'.
She was new to the market, gullible and green;
'It sounds wonderful!' she said 'I'll buy it sight unseen!'


Vaishali Jain said...

I love your beautiful, heart-felt shares. They sure don't go unnoticed. Thank you! :)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great hat; great capture.

Darryl and Ruth :)