Oh dear, what can the matter be? Of all people he Who loved her dearly And braved the wrath of his parents Depended solely on his friends To get married But now in a manner so hurried He separates from her. Oh dear, What will become of our respectable society If people do such things with impunity. Thus said Mr. Y to Mr. X Which did not Mr. X perplex He seems Quite accustomed to this. In surprise He didn't his eyebrows raise But to Mr. Y he confided this: You know Mr. A The other day He was telling Mr. B His next-door neighbor C Who got not only a garden of tea But also a huge dowry Saw his neighbor D Secretly To insert his key Into the keyhole of E. To this Mr. Y said, he Has heard that an orgy Is held there daily By A, B, C, D and E.
Ourselves let us not vex With what A or B or C or D or E says About Mr. Y or Mr. X For respectable are these folks And respectable is the place.