•• Ꮙ • Miss Otis Regrets • Ꮙ ••

Miss Otis,  the epitome

of  a prim and proper young lady

until that fateful day

used by a cad

in men’s clothes

she didn’t know what to say

she shot him dead

thinking that would be

the polite thing to do

if  only Miss Manners

had covered this sort of thing

Miss Otis would have nothing to rue

•Ꮈ • Ꮙ • Ꮏ•


“Miss Otis Regrets”   Ethel Waters 

originally posted 24 November 2011

image  from  weheartit.com
{  fair use }

“Miss Otis Regrets”   Ethel Waters

lyrics ~

songwriter:   Cole Porter

Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today, Madam
Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today

she is sorry to be delayed
but last evening down in Lovers’ Lane she strayed, Madam
Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today

when she woke up and found
that the dream of  love was gone, Madam
she ran to the man who lead her so far astray
and from under her velvet gown
she drew a gun and shot her lover down, Madam
Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today

when the mob came and got her
and dragged her from the jail, Madam
they strung her to the willow across the way
and the moment before she died
she lifted up her lovely head and cried, Madam…

Miss Otis regrets
she’s unable to lunch today
Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today

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1 Comment

Filed under Creative Every Day, NaBloPoMo, poetry, Post-A-Day, redux, tortured love

One response to “•• Ꮙ • Miss Otis Regrets • Ꮙ ••

  1. ha. mrs manners…it is interesting to read her column occassionally…and smile at some of the views…imagine basing your life on a newspaper column….

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