Sunday, January 31, 2010

Where did you get that hat

It has been so cold here, in the 20's. While looking for a hat to wear, shivering at the thought of going outside. This little ballad came to mind. I think it is from either 1880's or early 1900.

The way I came to wear this hat
Is very strange and funny,
Grandfather died and left to me
His property and money.
And when the will it was read out,
It told me straight and flat,
That if I had the money,
I must always wear this hat.

Where did you get that hat,
Where did you get that tile,
And isn't it a nobby one,
And what a proper style.
I should like to have one
Just the same as that;
Where'er I go they shout, Hulloa,
Where did you get that hat.

     I think I may have ended up looking very much like this: