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Posted By: Joe_F
05-Apr-04 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: While the Rich Man Rides By in His ...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fwd: help identify music hall song
See them at the gay theAter
Sitting in the costly stalls;
With one hand she holds the programme,
With the other strokes his hand.

See him have her dance in Paris
In her frilly underclothes;
All those Frenchies there applauding
When she strikes a striking pose.

See him in his splendid mansion
Entertaining with the best,
While the girl as he has ruined
Entertains a sordid guest.

See him riding in his carriage
Past the gutter where she stands;
He has made a stylish marriage
While she wrings her ringless hands.

-- from _The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse_ (Kingsley Amis, Ed.)