If no one ever marries me

by Liza Lehmann

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If no one ever marries me
English source: Laurence Alma-Tadema

If no one ever marries me -
And I don't see why they should,
For nurse says I'm not pretty,
And I'm seldom very good -

If no one ever marries me
I shan't mind very much,
I shall buy a squirrel in a cage
And a little rabbit-hutch;

I shall have a cottage near a wood,
And a pony all my own
And a little lamb, quite clean and tame,
That I can take to town.

And when I'm getting really old -
At twenty-eight or nine -
I shall buy a little orphan-girl
And bring her up as mine.


Liza Lehmann

Elisabetha ‘Liza’ Lehmann (1862-1918) was born into a middle-class English family in 1862. She began her career as a singer, performing her debut at an 1885 ‘Monday Pops’ concert in St James’s Hall. Inspired by her studies in Germany with Clara…


Laurence Alma-Tadema

Laurence Alma-Tadema (August 1865 – 12 March 1940), was a British writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who worked in many genres.


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