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Shakespeare in Song June 7, 2009

Filed under: Jigsaw Puzzles,Knitting,Music — Janet @ 3:23 pm

Pam Ayres Thoughts of a Late Night Knitter


Shakespeare in Song – that is a misleading title for this blog.  Last night we went to a concert and Shakespeare in Song was indeed the title but the songs were interspersed with poetry.  The concert and the readings of the poems were performed by the Gaudete Singers.  A very enjoyable experience.  Much to my surprise, one of the poems was about knitting.  It was called Thoughts of a Late-Night Knitter by Pam Ayres.  “I had a lovely boyfriend, Knit one, purl one.  Had him for a long time, Cast on for the back.    Had him all the summer, Loved him, cuddled him.  Push it up the knitting pin, And gather up the slack.     Well, he knew how much I liked him, Knit one, purl one.   I made him seven jerseys, Never did him any wrong.   And he told me that he loved me, Knit one, purl one.   Told me that he loved me, But he didn’t stop for long.  Well he never said he’d left me, Knit one, purl one.  Told me that he loved me, He never even told me ‘Cause I found out on me own.  I was going up the chippie, Knit one, purl one.   And he came out of the pictures With that horrid Mary Stone.    Well I didn’t know what hit me, Kint one, slip one.  After I’d looked after him, It wasn’t very nice,  And they went off down the High Street,  Laughin’, gigglin’, And left me on the corner  With me chips as cold as ice.   Well it isn’t that I miss him, Kint one, Drop one.   I never even think of him,  Good riddance….ta ta!  I’m very independent!  Snap one, tie one.  I’ve never been so cheerful, Ha ha….ha!    And I hear they’re getting married, Knit one, drop nine.  I wish them every happiness, It’s lovely staying in!  Well I don’t need romancing, Cuddlin’, dancin’.   Bundle up the knitting bag, And sling it in the bin.

But back to the music theme – here is the jigsaw puzzle for today.


And if you enjoyed doing that one, here is one more from one of my photos.



5 Responses to “Shakespeare in Song”

  1. This is a great delight. Pam Ayres has a way of grabbing you, while being apparently lighthearted, a great skill. I see I have stumbled upon a 2009 post – a piece of luck.

  2. joanfrankham Says:

    what a great poem, it made me smile.

  3. Janet Says:

    Looking at this post again brings back nice memories. To quote my brother-in-law, “Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.”

  4. katknit Says:

    What a fun article! Reblogged to Dances With Wools.

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