Tortoise Sue is a turtle who Lost her shell on the street outside my window I was there! I saw the gust of wind blow Leaving her Naked as a bone But the saddest thing of all All together now, «Boo, hoo, hoo!» Is that she lost her carryall And in it, she had brought a thing or two Bullfrog Zeke with his puffed up cheeks Said, «My dear» (in his customary coldness) «I daresay, you need a certain boldness To be seen In your birthday suit» But the saddest thing of all All together now, «Boo, hoo, hoo!» The candy in her carryall Could have sweetened up the sourpuss Cabbage Jean, the virtuous green Said,I cannot abide by all this lewdness! I've a skirt to cover up your nudeness You'll be cute In a green tutu But the saddest thing of all All together now, «Boo, hoo, hoo!» The gag within her carryall Could have been used in silencing the prude Have you seen her, dressed in green? Tortoise Sue looking like a cabbage roll All alone in the street out for a stroll Nibbling on her delicious dress And that's how the story goes Of Zeke and Jean and Tortoise Sue And those of us well versed in prose Wrote this song For what else could we do? For the little girls and little boys too!
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