Royal Regatta Henely (Girl watching the rowers)
I sat by the banks of the river
Enjoying a mug of hot tea
And there on the bank of the far side, a girl
With long stranded hair in the breeze flowing free
She looked out and sae my reflection,
With currents of water and shades of a tree
Her smile was a picture of joyful delight
And I know she was looking at me!
I stood up and waved at her laughing
Quite brazon, I think you’ll agree!
The wing blew, her dress hugged her figure
And I wanted her wrapped around me!
I wanted to cross and to meet her
I boarded the boat that was tied to a quay
With Jazz playing loudly from on the top deck
I shouted and waved and I’m sure she heard me!
With Racers and umpires out boating
A crossing had no guarantee
I pulled off my brogues and dived in the Thames
For I’m sure that she wanted to meet me!
I swam through the fast-flowing current
My blazer, the cloak of the fine bourgeoisie!
My cream-coloured flannels now filling with silt
But I am sure that she wanted to see me!
I managed to dodge all the rowing
And pulled-myself-up by degree
And dripping I greeted this lady
Surprised and astonished at me!