DO COME FOR TEA, DEAR
Don’t forget forks for the cakes dear.
Sticky fingers on chairs? Goodness no!
We’ll polish our best silver teapot,
For we want to put on a good show.
Oh, sugar in lumps is much nicer
And our bone china cups are a must.
The sandwiches daintily served dear,
And don’t forget, trim off the crusts.
Put a serviette daintily folded
With a tea knife that’s carefully laid.
Do you think you can manage this darling?
If not, then we must hire a maid.
John Betjeman said:
Phone for the fish-knives, Norman
As Cook is a little unnerved,
Your kiddies have crumpled the serviettes
And I must have things daintily served.
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