Colonel Timmy and Sergeant Shirl,
They were dancing one day, and he gave her a twirl;
Arms outstretched, you'd have thought she might soar –
Instead she spun right down into the floor!
Head thrown back, full of glee –
There go her feet, there go her knees!
Her sparkling eyes, her teeth flashing white –
There go her shoulders, her head, out of sight!
And when Colonel Timmy saw what he'd done,
He wished and he wished she could be unspun;
But she couldn't – and so he ran home to bed,
And pulled up the covers, his face very red.