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In honour of Carlisle Community

JUST IN CASE

 

 

The Nation's Favorite Comic Poems

 

Charlotte Mitchell 1926

 

 

I'm going to the sea for the weekend,

in a couple of days I'll be back,

so I'll just take my little brown suit and a

 blouse and a beret and carry my mac.

But what if the house is a cold one,

the house where I'm going to stay,

no fires after April, no hot drinks at night

and the windows wide open all day?

I'd better take one - no, two cardys

and my long tartan scarf for my head,

and my chaste new pyjamas in case they decide

to bring me my breakfast in bed.

And what about church on the Sunday?

I could wear my beret and suit,

but if it were sunny it would be a chance

to wear my straw hat with the fruit.

I can't wear my little brown suit, though,

not with the straw with the fruit,

so I'll just take a silk dress to go with the straw

and a silk scarf to go with the suit.

I'll just take my jeans and that jumper

in case we go out in a car,

and my Guernsey in case we go out in a boat

and d'you know where my swimming things are?

D'you you think I should take that black velvet

In case they've booked seats for a play?

And is it still usual to take you own towel

when you go somewhere to stay?

I had thought of just taking slippers,

but they do look disgustingly old,

I'd better take best shoes and sandals and

boots for the church and the heat and the cold.

I daren't go without my umbrella

in case I'm dressed up and it rains;

I'm bound to need socks and my wellies

for walking down long muddy lanes.

I'd rather not take my old dressing-gown,

It is such a business to pack,

but 'spose they have breakfast before they get dressed

I'd have to have mine in my mac.

I'm going to the sea for the weekend,

In a couple of days I'll be back,

so I'll just take my little brown suit and a blouse,

two cardys, my long tartan scarf,

my chaste new pyjamas,

my straw hat with fruit,

my silk dress, my silk scarf,

my jeans, that jumper,

my Guernsey, my swimming things,

my black velvet, my towel,

my slippers (no one need see them)

my sandals, my boots,

my umbrella, my socks, my wellies,

my dressing-gown, no not

my dressing-gown,

OK my dressing-gown and a beret and carry my mac.