Gracie Fields - In My Little Bottom Drawer
For years and years I've been alone, me, spinster on the shelf I'm right fed up with spendin' all me money on meself I'm all prepared for married life, it's secrets I've been taught And here's some little odds and ends I've been and gone and bought One bridal gown, one eiderdown I've been savin' 'em up since 1894 Got me ribbons and me bows And there's these and them and those All packed up in me little bottom drawer One baby's cot, one flower pot Where I've planted a ramblin' rose bush for the door Got a motto for the wall, it says Heaven Help Us All All packed up in me little bottom drawer Got a pianner, under the staircase And I'm teachin' meself to play the maiden's prayer One toilet set, one bassinet Now I'm waitin' for love to open up the door Got a set of Priestley's works and a case of eggs from Turks All packed up in me little bottom drawer I've answered every advert in the Matrimonial Times I've bought me own confetti and a case of weddin' chimes At night I count me treausres just to see they haven't strayed I'm very patriotic, everyone is British made One chiffonier, one keg of beer And some orange and purple lino for the floor Got a new pyjama set, made of bright red flannellette All packed up in me little bottom drawer One persian rug, one china jug And some beautiful silverware from Woolworth's stores With a book by Doctor Pfife, I'm out to be a perfect wife All packed up in me little bottom drawer We'll have a bathroo-oom, a beautiful bathroom And a lovely bath where we can keep the coals Horse shoe for luck, bell for the muck And a President Hooverc1
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